After having been available in the US since last year, Amazon Cloud Player has finally reached UK shores. As of today, the retail giant’s cloud music locker is available here in the UK, as well as in France and Germany.
“Millions of US customers are already using Amazon Cloud Player to listen to their music everywhere, on their favourite devices, including Kindle Fire, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPod Touches, Macs and PCs. We’re excited to bring this same convenience to Amazon music customers in the UK,” said Amazon vice president for EU retail Greg Greeley.
“The launch of Cloud Player in the UK means that customers can buy anywhere, play anywhere, and keep all of their music in one place without the need for constant software updates, or drives and cables to move and manage their music,” Greeley added.
Much like Apple’s iTunes Match offering, Cloud Player allows users to store their music online and access it through their iOS, Android, and Kindle devices, and through the web. The service also offers free conversion for matched low-quality audio files to 256kbps MP3 versions.
UK users will have their Amazon MP3 purchases automatically stored in their Cloud Player accounts and will be able to choose which songs to sync from their devices. The service comes in two levels - a free tier that offers storage for 250 songs (approximately 5GB) and a £21.99 premium tier that holds some 250,000 songs, though tracks purchased from Amazon are not included in that count.
Head over to Cloud Player for more details and to sign up for an account.