Amazon Cloud Player Released For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch And Android [Download Now]
Amazon Cloud Player is an app that ties in with the Amazon Cloud Drive service as well as Amazon’s online music store. Amazon Cloud Player is a multiplatform music streamer which has been available on PC, Mac, and Android, and is now available on iPhone and iPad, at least in the United States.
Since it draws songs uploaded to Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player is compatible with MP3s (as well as Apple’s AAC files) you’ve ripped yourself, bought from DRM-free online stores, or produced through jam sessions in GarageBand. The Cloud Drive does limit the amount of free space for non-Amazon purchased files to 5GB, but this can be upgraded to unlimited space for music for $20 a year (for a limited time).
Amazon’s Cloud Player seems to have all the features you would expect from a decent music player. It supports editable playlists, metadata, background playback, and album art, as well as repeat and shuffle modes. Songs can be streamed of course, but they can also be downloaded locally if you don’t have a constant connection.
If you have an iPhone or iPad with a small amount of internal memory and a killer data plan, you can get a lot of mileage out of service like Amazon Cloud Player. On the other hand, if you have a built up a lot lot of music that isn’t associated with Amazon’s online store, if you have a small data cap, or if you can fit your all your music comfortably on your device, you probably don’t need the service or are best off without it.
The biggest issue with Amazon Cloud Player is that it’s available only for use within the United States. If you live or travel abroad, the Cloud Player won’t suit your needs.
Download Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – FREE [iTunes Link]
Download Amazon Cloud Player for Android – FREE [Google Play Store]
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