Last summer, Amazon launched their Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app allows users to stream music from their Cloud Player account directly to their device, or download the songs for offline listening. In January, Amazon announced AutoRip, which is a service that automatically sends an MP3 copy of any album you’ve purchased on CD dating back to 1998.
Today, the company has updated their Cloud Player app to be compatible with the iPad. Finally, I can listen to that Sarah McLachlan album I forgot that I bought for my best friend’s mom on my iPad.
“We introduced our Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch last summer and it’s been incredibly popular with our customers so we’ve now expanded it to iPad,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon. “Our goal is to make Cloud Player the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy their music once and enjoy it everywhere.”
Cloud Player for iOS allows users to stream music from Amazon’s cloud service, download songs to listen to offline, create and edit playlists, control music from the lock screen, stream audio to Bluetooth-enabled Speakers.
Version 2.0 also changes the look of the user interface and takes full advantage of the iPad’s larger screen for a clean and smooth experience.
Cloud Player is available for free in the App Store. If you already have the app on your device, you can update to version 2.0 by visiting the Update section in the App Store app.