Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player

Take a Close Look at Amazon Cloud Player

Amazon launched Amazon mp3 cloud drive and cloud player last month, for the US only. You can shop 15 million songs and find bestselling albums from $7.99 every day. Now is the time to take a closer look at the Amazon cloud drive.

At first glance, Amazon's new Cloud Drive service looks like just a rad new version of Drop box, with gigs of digital space on Amazon's sturdy servers and an easy interface for web and Android users. But take a closer look -- with its streaming music player, it's actually very well positioned as a newer, easier, better iTunes. Ok, let’s get start with this cloud player:

Step 1: Save to Cloud Drive, Buy music and save it to Cloud Drive
Purchase a song or album from the Amazon MP3 Store and click the Save to your Amazon Cloud Drive button when your purchase is complete. Your purchase will be stored for free and will not count against your storage quota.

Step 2: Launch Amazon Cloud Player, Play your music in Cloud Player for Web
Click the Launch Amazon Cloud Player button to start listening to your purchase. Use Cloud Player to browse and search your library, create playlists, and download to your computer.

Step 3: Upload to Cloud Drive, Add more music from your personal library
From the Cloud Player screen, click the Upload to your Cloud Drive button. All customers start with 5 GB of free Cloud Drive storage. Upgrade to 20 GB with an MP3 album purchase (see details).

Step 4: Enjoy your music on the go with the Amazon MP3 app featuring Cloud Player
Install the Amazon MP3 for Android app to use Cloud Player on your Android device. Shop the full Amazon MP3 store, save your purchases to Cloud Drive, stream your Cloud Player library, and download to your device right from your Android phone or tablet.

For anyone who's ever lost music collections after a hard drive crash, this idea makes sense. And generally, having access to a large storage space that's secure and easily accessible seems like a fair deal. And Google has been rumored to be working on a similar cloud storage system.

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