Amazon extends Cloud Player for Web to Apple's iPad


Amazon expanded its Cloud Player for Web streaming music service to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad, enabling tablet users to play back music stored in the cloud anywhere and anytime. Also new: Unlimited cloud storage priced at $20 per year and free storage for all Amazon MP3 purchases.

Amazon introduced the Cloud Drive platform and corresponding Cloud Player in late March, rolling out the service across Android smartphones and tablets as well as PCs and Macs. All Amazon customers automatically begin with 5 GB of free Cloud Drive storage to upload their digital music library, with any consumer who purchases a full-length Amazon MP3 album upgraded to 20 GB of space. Customers may cherrypick favorite songs, artists, albums, playlists, or simply upload their entire music library. Record labels contend that the terms of their existing licensing agreements limit Amazon's rights to selling digital downloads and do not allow for streaming music to consumers. Release

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