Excited to learn more about Amazon’s new Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. I currently have a very large digital music collection that I manage using iTunes. As much as I have grown accustomed to using iTunes, I have always longed for new more innovative ways of managing my music library and making that library more broadly accessible. Looks like Amazon was able to move faster than Apple in launching a cloud based music service, despite Apple’s acquisition of Lala over a year ago.
Pricing for Cloud Drive storage is a little less expensive than DropBox which I use to store work documents and project files so that I can access them from all of my personal computers and mobile devices. Cloud Drive doesn’t appear to offer the slick file synchronization capabilities that DropBox does, but then again the idea behind Amazon’s Cloud Drive/Player is to upload you music once so that you can then stream the music when you want to listen to it.
More thoughts to come once I have a chance to upload some music and try the Cloud Player.