UK availability of Amazon’s Cloud Player for Android
I think it’s worth keeping an eye on Amazon’s use of Android, and here’s the announcement of UK availability of its Cloud Player service, for Android – as well as iOS and and Macs and PCs – letting you store and access music content in The Cloud wherever you are connected…
With Cloud Player Free you can store 250 music tracks at no charge. Cloud Player Premium customers can store 250,000 tracks in Cloud Player for an annual fee of £21.99 (Amazon-purchased MP3s don’t count against the totals). For more information see, www.amazon.co.uk/cloudplayer
“Millions of US customers are already using Amazon Cloud Player to listen to their music everywhere, on their favourite devices, including Kindle Fire, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPod Touches, Macs and PCs. We’re excited to bring this same convenience to Amazon music customers in the UK,” said Greg Greeley, vp of EU Retail at Amazon. “The launch of Cloud Player in the UK means that customers can buy anywhere, play anywhere, and keep all of their music in one place without the need for constant software updates, or drives and cables to move and manage their music.”
This is what Amazon says specifically about Cloud Player for Android:
Cloud Player for Android is simply included in the new version of the MP3 App, which includes the full Amazon MP3 Store and the mobile version of Cloud Player. Customers can use the app to play music stored on their Cloud Player and music stored locally on their device. Features include the ability to search and browse by artist, album or track, create playlists and download music from Cloud Player to the device for offline playback.
Files are stored in “high-quality 256 Kbps audio” with support for several file types, including MP3, AAC, WMA (Windows only), OGG, WAV, Apple Lossless (MacOS only), AIFF, and FLAC.
Free storage is not to be sniffed at, and – having given this a go – it looks a useful bit of software (I was reminded of some Amazon downloads I thought I had lost…). Worth checking out for anyone who uses Amazon regularly.