Amazon just launched its very own online streaming and storage service for the web and Android devices. The Amazon Cloud Drive service allows you to upload music, videos and documents to your personal Cloud Drive and in conjunction with Amazon Cloud Player, lets you stream your music library on your computer via the web or on your Android device via Amazon MP3. New users receive 5 GB of free cloud storage, which can be upgraded to 20 GB for a year if you purchase an MP3 album from the Store before the 31st of December, 2011 or for an annual payment of $20. As of this writing, the cloud player service is only available for US residents.
To start using the service, you must first create an Amazon account, of course. If you already have one, simply log in and launch Amazon Cloud Player to begin uploading, downloading and streaming music to and from your cloud drive. Currently supported formats are AAC and MP3.
If you’re an Android user, you may download Amazon MP3 from the link given below or by scanning the provided QR code to stream or download music files from your cloud drive on your Android device. If you already have the app installed, use the same link/QR code to update it to the latest available version (v 2.0.0 AOTW) which comes equipped with the Amazon Cloud Player service.
And that’s not all. You can upload all sorts of files to your cloud storage through the easy and efficient web interface of Amazon Cloud Drive that allows you to select and upload multiple files at a time. The upload progress of each selected file can be monitored and managed by clicking on see upload detailson the global upload progress bar that appears.