Amazon Cloud Player Comes to iPad with Unlimited Music Storage
Amazon made two big announcements at once today (July 7), releasing a Cloud Player support for the Apple iPad and opening up unlimited cloud music storage for $20.
It's an interesting move simply because Apple has its own cloud storage service that it would want iPad owners to use. But the new pricing makes Amazon's Cloud Player enticing. Previously, users could pay $24.99 per year to store up to 20,000 songs. Under the new plan, $20 per year will provide unlimited storage, although only for MP3 and M4A files.
"Additionally, we are adding free storage for all MP3s purchased from Amazon MP3," Craig Pape, director of Amazon Music, said in a statement.
While the music storage is unlimited, the $20 account will provide 20GB on Amazon's cloud drive for any type of files. The Cloud Player for iPad service can access those music files and play them, and the service can even cache songs for playing when the iPad doesn't have a connection.
Amazon has said this is a promotional offer for a limited time. The company didn't give a specific deadline before pricing returns to the previous format.