But Amazon has beaten both of these Tech Tycoons with the launch of Amazon Cloud Music Service. Amazon has announced Cloud Player, a music player that lets users upload their music to Amazon’s servers and play them via the web or Android.
With the Amazon’s Cloud Player service you can now save your MP3s to Amazon Cloud Drive. It also has an option to upload music from a hard drive to a user’s Cloud Drive. Users are given 5 GB of free storage but can get 20 GB if they purchase an album through Amazon. It’s $1 per GB after that.
Cloud Player comes as a web-app as well as an Android app. Both players allow users to upload their music, create playlists and organize their music. And because it’s a cloud-based platform, users can access their music and settings from any compatible browser or an Android device.
Currently sites like Grooveshark and Last.fm provide cloud based music service. With the launch of Amazon’s Cloud Music, I think these might be coming in trouble. Amazon’s Cloud Player will certainly face stiff competition when Google and Apple launch their own streaming music services, especially given Google’s control over Android and Apple’s control over iPhone and iTunes.
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