Amazon Kills Apple and Google Music Offerings With New Cloud Based Music Service
Amazon has just revealed its new cloud based music streaming and storage service dubbed “Amazon Cloud Player” and “Amazon Cloud Drive” that will kill Apple and Google’s music services. The new service from Amazon allows users to store music in the cloud, and then stream it from the cloud using the Web or an Android device. iOS devices are not yet supported by the Cloud Player.
Cloud Drive lets you store upto 5GB of music in the cloud which can be increased to 20GB if you purchase an album from Amazon MP3. Cloud Player would allow you to stream your stored music in cloud drive using an Android device or a browser (not mobile Safari). Google plans to release something similar to this at Google I/O this year, and even Apple is rumored to release a similar service at WWDC 11 or at the start of 2012. Till then, Amazon will remain a clear winner in this space.