Fixmer and Kucera report, “The company first offered a cloud music service in March 2011 that circumvented the need for agreements with individual record companies. Legally, the service required users to upload tracks to Amazon’s servers, a lengthy and cumbersome process depending on Internet speed. It also had limited playback options.”
“With the new agreements, customers who buy music through Amazon’s music store will be given a free amount of storage, while those who choose to store their entire collections, including tracks purchased elsewhere, will pay an annual fee, the people said,” Fixmer and Kucera report. “Amazon’s music service will also be available on iPads and iPhones through the Kindle application for Apple devices, the people said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As Kindle app is to iBooks, Amazon’s redundant, late-to-market offering just won’t be anywhere as smooth, seamless and integrated as Apple’s iCloud’s iTunes Match.
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