Amazon has announced today that their Cloud Player, for streaming your music stored with Amazon, has now been optimized for use on the iPad (along with new pricing plans for their cloud storage). Here’s a slice of their press release covering this:
Also new, Cloud Player for Web on iPad. Cloud Player, combined with unlimited space for music in Cloud Drive, enables customers to play music stored in the cloud on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac, PC, and now on their iPad. Cloud Player for Web has been optimized to offer customers streaming playback of their Cloud Drive music using the Safari browser for iPad. To access Cloud Player for iPad, customers simply open their Safari browser and visit (www.amazon.com/cloudplayer) to start listening to their music.
I’ve been playing with the Amazon Cloud Player for a while now, as an additional option alongside iTunes – so I’m glad to see this new iPad support and have been trying it out a little this morning.
Cloud Player works very nicely for me so far in Safari on the iPad. It’s easy to navigate around, and it supports playing in the background when you switch away from Safari. I have noticed that it will continue playing the current track when the iPad goes into sleep mode, but will not continue to the next one. Odd.
It will not load correctly so far for me in either of my two favorite 3rd party iPad browser apps – Terra and iChromy.
Once again, if you want to try it out on your iPad, just browse to amazon.com/cloudplayer to give it a go.