We all know that Amazon is a major player in the U.S. on numerous fronts, and the Amazon Cloud Player certainly counts as one. The Cloud Player, as you may know, provides the ability to upload music to Amazon’s servers allowing playback on a device without taking up precious storage space on the device. However, while we’ve been enjoying this service in the U.S. for a while now, the rest of the world has been shut out. That is, up until now – at least in the UK.
In the war of cloud services, Amazon is certainly leading the pack when it comes to storage , particularly with music storage. Sure we have Google Music coming to all soon, and Apple’s iCloud, as well as Spotify hitting the US soon, but Amazon has put themselves ahead of the game again by announcing that for a limited time, you can get unlimited storage for your music on Amazon Cloud Drive and play it anywhere with the Amazon loud Player for only $20 a year.
Songs purchased through Amazon will not count against the storage at all and you can load up .mp3 and .mp4 files. So if you’ve been waiting on which service to go for, this is as sweet a deal as anywhere, in fact, you wouldn’t even need to worry about buying extra MicroSD cards for your music now that it can all be loaded to Amazon. On top of all that, if you paid for more than the 20GB storage plan already prior to today, Amazon will pay you back the difference minus the $20 per year fee and grant you unlimited storage as well. Nice work!
Press Release below.