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?