Amazon has just unveiled Cloud Player, a new service that stores your music collection online and makes it accessible from any computer in the world. As I read on the Amazon sales page, “Cloud Player comes in two varieties: Web and Android,” I wondered whether there was an Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone. Nope. Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone is nonexistent.
Why is Amazon Cloud Player Not on iPhone?
A couple of theories come to mind:
- Amazon is a direct competitor to Apple with its MP3 store that competes with iTunes.
- Amazon is snubbing Apple after they imposed a 30 percent subscription fee in the App Store on all publishers (i.e. Kindle).
Nevertheless, if Amazon does not unveil a Cloud Player for iPhone, they will be missing out on a sizeable market which iOS users represent. I, for one, would love to see Amazon Cloud Player on iPhone. What about you?
4 thoughts on “Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone? Not Yet”
FYI, the amazon cloud downloader does save to iTunes, so while it’s a bit cumbersome (buy mp3 from Amazon, download to iTunes, sync to iPhone) it’s still possible. I prefer this to iTunes because if my music files get deleted/damaged, I can just re-download from Amazon. This isn’t possible on iTunes (well, it’s possible to do once, I have heard, but at Apple’s discretion, ugh!)
YES, bring on the cloud player for iphone and blackberry.
I am wondering what is the difference between Amazon Cloud and mobile me or any of the other advertised cloud commercials I see?
Amazon Cloud will let you store your music collection on Amazon and access it through the Cloud Player online and on Android devices. Apple is said to be launching a new MobileMe very soon that will let you store all your iTunes music in the cloud and play it from any device: http://www.gizmocrave.com/5563-apple-mobileme-to-get-cloud-based-music-locker/