In a surprise move, Amazon today announced the launch of its Cloud Player in the UK, France and Germany. The Cloud Player will let users listen to music on its cloud based MP3 store.
Users of the player would be able to import music to Amazon where it will be matched and replicated on the cloud player as a high quality 256 kps MP3. The amazing scan and match facility which the player provides puts the service in direct competition with Apple’s iTunes Match.
The Amazon Cloud Player has also been updated in Apple’s App Store, which can be used by users across the UK, Germany and France. Amazon is also set to launch its Kindle Fire range of tablets in Europe.
The Amazon Cloud Player will operates in a very similar fashion to Google Music, which allows users to listen to music hosted on their google music account, directly on their Android device or PC. Both companies provide music stores that can host purchase tracks, but Google is yet to launch its Google Music Service across the UK.
The amazing Cloud Player will let you store upto from 250 stores on your own music collection but with a price of £15.38. However, the limit can be increased to 250,000 songs.
To celebrate its Cloud Player launch, Amazon has issued a promotional code for 99p album downloads which can be immediately transferred to Cloud Player once they have been purchased.