Amazon releases Cloud Player app for iPhone

Almost a year after launching the Cloud Player service, Amazon has finally released an iOS version of the app for its customers using iPhone. If you do not know about Amazon Cloud Player, it is a cloud music player released by the e commerce giant Amazon. The service lets you stream music from your cloud storage. You can upload music files that you have bought or buy it on Amazon itself which will directly place the bought songs on to your cloud drive.

Amazon provided the capability to stream these audio files on its devices, namely the Kindle Fire. But there was no way to stream Amazon Cloud Player music on iPhone or the iPad. But developers did not give up so easily. There were many unofficial apps on the Apple App Store for the iPhone which used the Amazon cloud drive API to stream music on the iPhone. But these apps were soon removed from the App Store for legal reasons. And record labels were a bit pissed off on Amazon for letting such a thing happen with their music.

But now, fortunately, the company has realized the importance of the app in the App Store and has released the official Cloud Player app on the App Store. It is available on the App Store right now.

“By bringing Cloud Player to iPhone and iPod touch, we now have the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy once and enjoy their music everywhere,” Steve Boom, Amazon’s vice president of Digital Music, said in a press release.

If you are thinking what all you can do with the app, you will be able to stream music from Amazon’s Cloud Drive, download tracks for offline use and create and edit playlists. Amazon recommends that users load Amazon Cloud Player on a Mac or PC to upload their music collections “from iTunes or your other folders.”

So what are you waiting for? Download the app right away.