Amazon Introduces Its Own Version Of iTunes Match

Amazon cloud drive cloud player

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Amazon has updated its cloud music player to include scan and match technology.Instead of uploading your entire music collection to the service, Amazon will scan your the files in your music collection and match it to songs that it already stores in the cloud. It will even match you with a high quality 256 Kbps version of your songs. This saves the customer lots of time and bandwidth.

New Cloud Player features also include the following:

  • Amazon MP3 purchases — including music that customers purchased in the past — are automatically saved to Cloud Player, which means that customers have a secure backup copy of the music they buy from Amazon, free of charge.
  • Any customer with a Kindle Fire, Android device, iPhone, iPod touch, or any web browser — and soon, a Roku streaming player or Sonos home entertainment system — can play their music anywhere.
  • It costs $24.99 per year (same as iTunes Match) and lets you store up to 250,000 songs in the cloud.

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