Amazon updates Cloud Drive and Cloud Player with unlimited music space, free storage for Amazon MP3s, iPad web player

By on July 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM.

Amazon updates Cloud Drive and Cloud Player with unlimited music space, free storage for Amazon MP3s, iPad web player

Moments ago Amazon announced that it has made a number of enhancements to its Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. First — for a limited time — anyone who signs up will get unlimited space for music. That includes users who signs up for the minimum $20/year 20GB plan. Second, Amazon has announced that Cloud Drive customers can now store all MP3s purchased from the Amazon MP3 music store for free — that includes those that were bought before Amazon launched the Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services, and your tunes don’t count against the overall storage count. Finally, Amazon announced that its Cloud Player for Web is now available on the iPad, and that it’s been optimized for use with the Safari browser. Simply visit http://www.amazon.com/cloudplayer from your iPad to get started. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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Amazon Cloud Player now plays friendly with iOS

By on May 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM.

Amazon Cloud Player now plays friendly with iOS

Amazon’s Cloud Player, which provides access to music stored on your Amazon Cloud Drive, is now working in Safari on iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Amazon hasn’t announced the support just yet, but if you navigate to your Amazon Cloud Player account from an iOS device — and ignore a few warnings about your device not being supported — you’ll be able to access and play all of your tunes. As TechCrunch first spotted, your music will also pause if you receive a phone call or a push notification. Amazon has only recognized full support through computers and on Android smartphones, so there may still be a few bugs to be found. We’re hoping there’s a native iOS app in the works, too, but we won’t hold our breath just yet. More →

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Amazon officially introduces ‘Cloud Drive’ music service

By on March 29, 2011 at 6:31 AM.

Amazon officially introduces ‘Cloud Drive’ music service

Right on queue, Amazon has announced a new, cloud-based, music storage service dubbed Cloud Drive. The new offering will allow users to store up to 5GB of music in Amazon’s new, online locker and playback uploaded tracks via their Android smartphone, Android tablet, Mac, or PC. Users that purchase a complete album via Amazon’s MP3 store will automatically be upgraded to 20GB of storage, free of charge, and tracks purchased on Amazon are automatically uploaded to the cloud; purchased tracks do not count towards your storage quota. Stored music can be played-back using the Cloud Player for Web or Cloud Player for Android software (available in the Market now) and additional storage plans starting at $20 per year (we know some of you have large music collections). Congratulations Amazon, you are officially the first to market. The full press release is after the break. More →

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RIM announces Amazon MP3 app for BlackBerry, available now

By on December 14, 2010 at 10:07 AM.

RIM announces Amazon MP3 app for BlackBerry, available now

Today, RIM and Amazon.com launched Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones, giving BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. access to Amazon’s catalog of over 14 million songs. Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to browse, preview, download, store, and tell friends about their favorite music all at the touch of a fingertip.

Key features include:

  • Download music via Wi-Fi or over the air (OTA)
  • Browse by what’s new, deals, top songs, top albums, genres, and sub genres
  • Check back every day for the Free Song of the Day and Daily Deal album
  • Preview a 30-second sample before you buy
  • Tell friends about your favorites via BBM, email, SMS, Socials Feeds, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Bookmark a song and come back to it whenever you’re ready for a preview or download.
  • Integrated with BlackBerry smartphone features and functions, including Universal Search and Media Library

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is available in beta for BlackBerry users in the U.S. on BlackBerry App World in the Test Center. For more information , please visit http://www.blackberry.com/amazonmp3. More →

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Amazon on board with Myspace Music?

By on July 25, 2008 at 8:58 PM.

Amazon on board with Myspace Music?

Seems like an unlikely pairing, but rumors are now circulating that Amazon is now bidding to provide online retail services in conjunction with Myspace Music. Myspace announced their music service earlier this year, with plans to provide music from Sony BMG, Universal, and Warner. They plan to offer both ad-supported free streaming as well as pay-per-song downloads, and may be tapping Amazon to utilize their existing expertise and back-end infrastructure in the download arena. Whether a partnership like this would grant Myspace access to Amazons music library is unclear, but if that did come as part of the deal it would go a long way towards quieting concerns that Myspace’s initial label deals were too narrow in their scope.

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