Amazon Launches Cloud Locker And Music Streaming Service

Online retail giant Amazon has rolled out its highly anticipated cloud digital locker, which allows users to store music, video, photos and documents and access them from anywhere.

The Amazon Cloud Drive is being launched alongside the Amazon Cloud Player which enables users to access and stream their music collection on any desktop PC or Mac running Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari for Mac or Chrome.

The Amazon Cloud Player for Android will come bundled with an updated version of the Amazon MP3 app and will let Android users access their music files and stream them, while on the move, to their smartphones. Cloud Player is not available for other mobile devices yet.

The cloud locker service comes with 5GB of free space, with additional storage of upto 1000GB available at a price. Songs purchased from Amazon's MP3 store do not count towards storage limits, and the free capacity will be bumped up to 20GB if users purchase any MP3 album from Amazon.

Bill Carr, vice president of Movies and Music at Amazon, said in a statement, “Our customers have told us they don't want to download music to their work computers or phones because they find it hard to move music around to different devices.”

“Now, whether at work, home, or on the go, customers can buy music from Amazon MP3, store it in the cloud and play it anywhere,” he added.