Amazon Cloud-Player Rival Apple iTunes: Music Streaming Made Easy

With Apple up until now, really taking the number one spot for content streaming with their iTunes service, it has been announced that Amazon are now too joining the competition. Bring on Amazon’s new Cloud Drive with their streaming service Cloud Player, for web and Android experience, with the peace of mind that your music collection will never be lost to the hard drive crashing. Amazon’s new Simple Storage Service (S3) has made this possible with the files being put under lock and key with each file being uploaded to the Cloud Drive hub in its original bit rate.

The news announced today comes as no surprise as we knew that Amazon were upping their game as it were, and users will now be pleased to learn that with the inclusion of Cloud Drive, music, documents, photo and video content can be uploaded to the site’s storage area using the 5GB of storage which is initially free with 20GB being available if you buy an album from Amazon MP3.

Cloud Player for the web, on the other hand, will allow you with the aid of a computer web browser to listen to your music. Currently as Slashgear reported via Amazon’s official press release, that current platforms that can be used include Firefox, Google’s Chrome, Safari for Mac and Internet Explorer. Streaming your MP3 and AAC straight through to your personal computer, tablet or handset devices couldn’t be easier.

If we move swiftly onto Cloud Player and Android, Amazon’s new MP3 app will allow you to listen to your stored music on the Cloud Drive, with easy accessibility to search and browse for a particular piece of music or artist to then download it.

In a short statement from VP of Movie and Music at Amazon Bill Carr he said, “We’re excited to take this leap forward in the digital experience. The launch of Cloud Drive, Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android eliminates the need for constant software updates as well as the use of thumb drives and cables to move and manage music. Our customers have told us they don’t want to download music to their work computers or phones because they find it hard to move music around to different devices. Now, whether at work, home, or on the go, customers can buy music from Amazon MP3, store it in the cloud and play it anywhere.”

What are your thoughts on Amazon’s new service? Will you be using it?