iFans notes that Amazon has now added iOS compatibility to their Cloud Player, which is the front end to their new Cloud Drive service which allows users to store music in the cloud. In short, this now allows you to stream you music from the cloud, to any internet capable device, now including iOS devices […]
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Amazon Cloud Player Now Works with iOS

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iFans notes that Amazon has now added iOS compatibility to their Cloud Player, which is the front end to their new Cloud Drive service which allows users to store music in the cloud. In short, this now allows you to stream you music from the cloud, to any internet capable device, now including iOS devices like an iPhone.

Worth noting, is that you cannot upload music to the service from your iOS device, due to the service’s use of Flash. It’s also U.S.-only at the moment, and it doesn’t support drag-and-drop playlist rearrangement. Lastly, they didn’t customize the iOS version to accommodate the smaller screen, so expect to pan around the UI a lot.

Apple is rumored to be working on just such a service, reportedly in the form of iCloud. This service however shows the difference between Apple and other companies. Apple wouldn’t dream of releasing a product that wasn’t, in their eyes, perfect. For example, a web interface such as Cloud Player’s would natively fit any screen you used it on- no panning. Amazon on the other hand, thought it was “good enough” and assumed that people that wanted this functionality bad enough, would tolerate the bad UI design. Plus, you can’t complain too loudly if a service, such as Cloud Drive, is free to use by anyone (yeah, there are paid upgrades, but my argument still stands).

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