Amazon Cloud Drive unlimited music storage offer

Adam Smith

July 8, 2011
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Amazon has announced a new offer for its Cloud Drive and associated Cloud Player, amongst other enhancements.

Amazon Cloud Drive and Player were launched back in March, with the cloud-based drive providing 5GB of free storage for people to upload their tunes for streaming purposes.

Now a tempter is being introduced for anyone who purchases a Cloud Drive storage plan – unlimited storage space for their music.

All subscribers will get this, with the cheapest subscription level set at $20 per year which comes with 20GB of file storage, the unlimited space only applying to music files (Cloud Drive can also be used to store all manner of other files, from videos through documents and photos).

However, Amazon makes it clear that this is a temporary offer only available for a limited period of time.

The online retailing giant also noted: “Customers who qualified for 20 GB of free storage from earlier promotions will receive the unlimited space for music at no additional cost.”

As an added bonus, Amazon has also decided that tracks purchased at the online retailer’s MP3 store won’t count towards the 5GB storage limit imposed on freebie users of the service (or the limits of paying customers, either – who will of course get unlimited music storage at the moment, anyway).

Finally, Amazon had one last announcement up its sleeve – the Cloud Player for Web has come to the iPad, where it now functions on the Safari browser.

As well as the Cloud Player for Web, Amazon also launched the Cloud Player for Android back in March, which lets those with a Google-powered OS smartphone or tablet partake of mobile streaming.

Since Amazon launched its cloud-based music service, both Google and Apple have also piled into the market with Google Music and iCloud.


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