Amazon cloud users, who pay at least $20 per year, could now get unlimited music storage and free storage for all MP3 and other music purchases made through Amazon.com. It will now become easier for the users to store their music library on the Amazon Cloud Drive and listen to them through Amazon Cloud Player.
“Customers are already enjoying Cloud Drive and Cloud Player and now for just $20 a year, customers can get unlimited space for music,” said Craig Pape director of Amazon Music.
Craig added, “Additionally, we are adding free storage for all MP3s purchased from Amazon MP3, and support for the iPad. Our customers love Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, and we’re excited to innovate these services on their behalf.”
The company has also added an iPad friendly Amazon Cloud Player. Initially available on PCs and Android devices, the Cloud Player later made its way to iOS devices as well, though the support was not officially announced.
Amazon did score a point over Apple and Google by launching its cloud service earlier, but Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service has an advantage in terms of its tie ups with music labels, which the other two don’t have.
The Google Music Beta, on the other hand, provides free storage up to 20,000 music tracks to the users but so far no details about Google subscription plans are available.
The Amazon users would also be able to upload documents, videos and photos to the storage but the unlimited storage option would only be applicable to the music files. This is only a limited time offer and it’s not clear for how long Amazon would continue with the offer.