Amazon gets one step ahead of Apple, launches cloud-based music streaming for Android

By on March 29, 2011
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Users can stream music to their PC and Android from anywhere in the world.


Amazon has today launched a cloud-based music streaming service that will allow users to upload and stream music to their Android smartphones and PCs from any part of the world. This comes after strong rumors pertaining to a similar service to be offered by Apple that will have a “digital locker” type service to store and access 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,” Bill Carr, vice president of Movies and Music at Amazon said in a statement tonight.

“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.”

The service is called Amazon Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, and will offer 5GB of space free of charge, with the ability to purchase upto 1000GB of storage space. The concept is simple: users can upload their favorite music to Amazon’s Cloud Drive and then using a special app on the Android or on the PC, users can stream the song over the Internet allowing accesses to them from any part of the world. Customers can also purchase songs using Amazon’s music store.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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