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Amazon Cloud Player now streaming to iOS devices

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, May 9, 2011
News Categories: Digital Media, iPad, iPhone, iPod

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Amazon has quietly updated the Cloud Player music component of its Cloud Drive online storage service, allowing for playback over iOS devices using the Safari browser. Launched in late March, Cloud Player gives users to access both MP3 and AAC files stored using the Cloud Drive service, allowing for browser-based playback. As noted by Engadget and confirmed in iLounge’s brief testing, the feature appears to work well, with a small but notable delay between song selection and the beginning of playback. Playlist management features also work, and, surprisingly, the Cloud Player also works well with iOS’ multitasking audio controls. To utilize the new offering, iOS users simply need to navigate to their Cloud Player from within Safari.

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Actually, it always worked on iOS devices. It just didn’t work in Safari. Install any other HTML5 compatible browser and it would have worked since day one.

Posted by Wayne on May 9, 2011 at 7:34 AM (PDT)

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