I think this is big news for mobile music fans, and I think Amazon have done well to get the jump on Google here in the UK.
An update means that you can now stream music purchased through Amazon MP3 to your Nexus 7 here in UK. And what I really like about this service is that all my past MP3 purchases from Amazon are automatically available.
To help boost the Cloud Player launch, Amazon have hundreds of albums under £4 by “essential artists”, and as an even tastier sweetener, you can use the code CLOUD99P to get one for 99p.
Pick an album, enter the code, and pay ya quid over, then head over to Cloud Player and you’ll find the album ready to stream or download.
This deal is valid from today through to 30/09/2012.
How it Works
By default you have the ability to upload 250 songs for free, and for the reasonable yearly fee of £21.99 you can import up to 250,000 tracks. I’m not sure how a song is defined, but I’ll be uploading a few hour long mixes to see if one song equates to one file!
Any MP3s purchased through Amazon will automatically become available to play or download through Cloud Player for no additional charge.
You can then access your music through:
When signing in I had to register my tablet, I was told I was allowed to stream to a maximum of ten devices from the cloud. I’m interested to know how readily you can swap out devices down the line.
Click here to try it out.
Amazon 1, Google 0
This is a fairly significant news given that Google haven’t got their act together here in the UK. And as Amazon use DRM free MP3 files, and my previous purchases are automatically available, I see every reason to start using Cloud Player immediately.
The chances are I’ll be well and truly hooked into Amazon before Google launch their music service. Kinda ironic given that the Nexus 7 was supposed to get us hooked into Google!
I’ve already signed up and claimed my 99p album, please let us know what you think of Cloud Player when you’ve given it a go.