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Amazon launches Cloud Player App for iPad

Amazon has launched its Cloud Player online music storage system in an all new iPad app, allowing users access to their music stored in the Amazon Cloud.

The Cloud Player service launched last year giving users access to their Could Player-stored music collection online via the app, and enables them to download tracks for offline play too.

“We introduced our Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch last summer and it’s been incredibly popular with our customers so we’ve now expanded it to iPad,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon. “Our goal is to make Cloud Player the most widely compatible cloud playback system solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy their music once and enjoy it everywhere.”

Customers are able to store all of their MP3 purchases from the Amazon store in the Cloud Player and up to 250 imported songs for free. Anyone with a music collection that bursts at the seams can upgrade their Cloud Player account to store up to 250,000 songs for a £21.99 annual subscription.

Users can access their Cloud Player libraries via an iPad optimised interface as well as adding playlists currently stored on the iPad in question.

“With Amazon Cloud Player for iPad, we’re excited to bring our UK customers another great way to access their music when and where they want it,” added Amazon’s EU Digital Director Steve Bernstein.

The Amazon Cloud Player app is already available on Android OS for devices like upcoming Sony Xperia Z, iPhone, iPod Touch and other smart devices such as Samsung Smart TVs, or streamed through a Sonos device like the Sonos Playbar. Now iPad owners can enjoy the service, with the app now enhanced and optimised for full screen iPad usage.

Available to download now, the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPad can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.

What do you think of the Amazon Cloud Player service? Does it do enough to rival the music streaming services from Spotify, Bloom and Napster? Give us your thoughts on the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comment boxes below.

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