Amazon Releases Cloud Music Player for iPad

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has released its Cloud Player app for the iPad, some six months after it came out for the iPhone and iPod touch.

    Amazon has made several moves to expand its cloud music platform in recent months. It has optimized its music store for mobile Safari, made free digital copies of all CDs ever purchased on, and introduced a new "scan and match" service similar to iTunes Match.

    Amazon Cloud Player is available free for iPhone or iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Amazon Releases Cloud Music Player for iPad
  2. Macwick macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
    You mean Amazon....
  3. theotherguy macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    heh. Paging Dr. Freud.

    heh. Paging Dr. Freud.
  4. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    I always buy albums from Amazon now (downloadable ones) rather than buying them from iTunes.

    They're usually at least half the price (often even cheaper). I just download them with their MP3 Downloader app, and then iTunes Match them to ensure they're of a high quality.

    I've saved loads since I started buying music from Amazon over iTunes!
  5. John.B macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    The new configurable cache size is a much needed addition. Works as advertised. :)

    I didn't bring my iPad with me today, so I won't be able to check that out until later, but the screengrabs make it look sort of modal with popover screens:

  6. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    I'm happy with Music Match. I can stream my entire music library to my iPad mini and not need to waste space. I do have a boatload of albums on Amazon though, but I re-bought much of it when Apple started hosting purchased music.
  7. Macwick macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
    Dear furi0usbee, we love you. Signed, the music industry.
  8. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    Pretty much... can't count how many times I've bought Beatles stuff...

    I know people who get all their music for free. I personally don't mind paying for it. If I don't mind a $25 audiobook, what's $1.29.
  9. Rocketman macrumors 603


    Doesn't Apple have a test download function for developers so they can test updates before they go live "in the wild"?

  10. MrDc2 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2013
  11. drury2328 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2013
    This is great

    This was much needed and I am looking forwardto seeing the Ipad version rather than having to expand the iphone app. I have recently really started to appreciate the functionality of ipad-version apps.
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Anyone else's library lagging? Otherwise am really liking it too.
  13. ThunderSkunk, Feb 27, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013

    ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020

    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    Until there's internet access "everywhere", these streaming music services are a semi-functional novelty. As soon as you leave the house, you are jumping between connections wherever you can find one. That's how we're supposed to listen to music? ...and when you're at home, you've already got all your music on itunes, playable over better devices or streaming over your local network. Out walking around on your cell connection? Your limited data plan gets chewed up in no time, & worse, gets your connection throttled, making it an expensive proposition.

    Not once have I found a scenario where streaming music from a cloud service provides any benefit.
  14. sunspot42 macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2007
    Still Junk

    I subscribed to their Cloud Player service a month ago. So far it's pretty much a complete bust. The upload process took ages, the mobile player for iOS is worthless, and even thru a browser at work it can't stream reliably or consistently.

    This latest release can't even download the library's table of contents onto my iPhone properly (the last release took about 10 minutes to accomplish this task - I would love to know how it can take that long to download a list of music files over a Wifi connection).

    Incompetence, thy name is Amazon.
  15. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    IMO Pandora is better than radio (fewer commercials and customizable 'stations') while Spotify lets you listen any song in their catalog for free (though there are many more commercials than on Pandora). If choose to go the paid route with Spotify you can download songs and listen locally for times when you aren't connected to the cloud.
  16. bobsax macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2008
    can amazon music for mac replace itunes?

    I just started the Amazon cloud service since I'm tired of having to deal with the 25K iTunes limit.
    So far I think the iPad app is awesome . Way better then IOS iTunes.
    I have Amazon Prime and was streaming the latest Lady Gaga with lyrics displayed actively with the song.

    I does seem to be talking awhile to upload My entire library from iTunes.

    Has anybody tried the app for mac?
    I think it's supposed to replace iTunes on your mac ?
    However, I'm not finding if you are able to transfer the iTunes library on your mac directly to it ?
  17. bobsax macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2008
    does anybody still use Amazon music. ? The $25 a year subscription that uploads all your music the way Apple Match was supposed to? Now that Match has upped the limit I'd like to get the music out of Amazon back in the iCloud but I can't seem to figure out how to get Amazon to show me all the music I have uploaded so that I can download it again .

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