Amazon Cloud Player Now Works On The iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch (Sort Of)

News | Wednesday May 4 2011 8:13 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Back in March, Amazon surprised everyone by
, which allows users to store music and other digital content like photos, videos and documents in the cloud and
for Web and Android, which allows users to listen to their music from an Android based smartphone, Mac or PC.
At that time, we had pointed out that Amazon Cloud Player didn’t work on the
,
.
If you visit Amazon’s Cloud Player through the Safari web browser on an iOS device, you’ll see that it does in fact now work. You’ll first hit a warning page telling you that your browser is not supported, but just ignore that. Click into the music in your drive and it will begin playing. It works flawlessly — even to the point where if you get a Push Notification or incoming call, the music will be paused.
The functionality available on the web app is quite limited, for example: you can’t drag and drop to rearrange songs in the playlist. It will be interesting to see if Amazon will release an Amazon MP3 app in the
, especially since it is widely speculated that Apple is planning to launch a
, which will offer similar cloud-based services.
Until then iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch users will probably have to listen to their music on Amazon’s Cloud drive using this workaround.

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