As an introductory offer, the new Amazon Cloud Drive music service provides free 5 GB of Cloud Drive storage to upload their digital music library and this can be extended to 20 GB with the purchase of an MP3 album from Amazon. The customers can upload their purchases to the cloud and download later to any device of their choice.
Amazon claimed that the upload process to the Cloud Drive is very simple, and AAC or MP3 format music files will be uploaded in the original bit rate. Using the Cloud Player for Web, customers can listen to their uploaded songs.
Customers can use the Amazon MP3 App to play music stored on their Cloud Drive and music stored locally on their device. Features include the ability to search and browse by artist, album or song, create playlists and download music from Cloud Drive.
More over, Amazon lets the storage of digital files other than music. Customers can upload and store all kinds of digital files; music, photos, videos and documents securely, and are available via web browser on any computer. Customers can purchase storage plans starting at $20 a year for 20 GB.
"We're excited to take this leap forward in the digital experience. The launch of Cloud Drive, Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android eliminates the need for constant software updates as well as the use of thumb drives and cables to move and manage music," said Bill Carr, vice president of Movies and Music at Amazon.