Amazon has launched a new cloud service that lets users upload their music and stream it from anywhere. It will work for Android, PC and Mac – but so far there is no iPhone app and it will not work on the iPad browser either.
The Amazon Cloud Drive launch has the potential to cause some trouble as Amazon has stated it does not need any licences to store music, as this is the same as storing songs on a personal hard drive. It remains to be seen if record labels agree with this assessment.
The service comes as part of the Amazon MP3 Android app – launched so far only in the US. Users can have up to 5 gigabytes free storage, but this get upgraded to 20GB if you buy an album from the Amazon digital music shop. You can also buy more storage for $20 a year for each extra 20GB.