The Amazon MP3 app for Android now includes both the Amazon MP3 store and Amazon Cloud Player, easing the ability to listen to your music anytime and on any Android device. This free app allows access to any music content previously purchased through Amazon, and allows access to uploaded music as well. Streaming services such as Pandora and Last.fm are great, but there are many who prefer to have their own music, and to also have it in the cloud. With Cloud Drive, Amazon opens this opportunity up for all and since the new Player seamlessly integrates with the Cloud Drive, it provides a great experience.
If you don’t wish to take up space on your device, you can stream any song, album or playlist directly from Amazon’s servers. However, in the age of data caps and areas with unreliable connections, this isn’t always realistic. This is why Amazon has given users the ability to download media directly to their device. This does not mean the song will be removed from the Cloud Drive; you can download the song as many times as you wish on a variety of Android devices. The media always stays in the cloud unless you remove it from Amazon itself. You can download albums, songs or entire playlists.
Amazon MP3 utilizes a simple interface that is accessible and easy to use. A big feature for any media player is playlist management. It’s very simple in this app. Just click Playlists -> Create a Playlist. Upon naming the new playlist, it will bring up all the content you have either on the Cloud Drive or on your device. Adding songs to it is a simple click of the plus sign next to their name. It instantaneously syncs across the Cloud Drive and it will give you the option of downloading it. On the bottom of the Cloud Player you will see a bar that displays the most recent media played or the one that is playing now. It gives you quick access to controls such as Play/Pause and skipping to the next track.
You can play music from your Android phone or tablet, shop for music or stream your music stored in Amazon Cloud Player and while Amazon MP3 is not perfect or without its faults, it does a great job and will likely continue to get better over time. Amazon MP3 is designed for music fans that want to listen to their libraries on the move with a tablet or smartphone in tow.