Amazon.com unveiled the Cloud Player, which allows users to buy music, store it on the company’s servers and play it on computers and smartphones (Android only).
The move gets Amazon into the online streaming business ahead of Google and Apple.
Cloud Player works by having an individual load their music library to Amazon’s Cloud Drive. 5 gigabytes are free, but users who buy and album from Amazon.com get upgraded to 20 gig.
The service can be used for music, videos, photos and other media files.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.