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There are plenty of cloud storage services to choose from, but there are few that are particularly good. Amazon hopes to become part of the latter group with the introduction of Amazon Cloud Drive, a consumer-oriented service that allows users to back up their local music libraries and play them remotely from anywhere via the Web or Android device.

According to Amazon, all US-based Amazon customers automatically get 5GB of Cloud Drive space where they can upload their music libraries. The files must be unencrypted AACs or MP3s, and they can be uploaded at their original bit rate. Those who purchase an album from Amazon's MP3 service get the sweetest deal, though—20GB of space—and all new MP3 purchases will be automatically copied to your Cloud Drive without counting against your storage quota (you can still download the MP3s, too).
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Seems like a nice idea, I know a few people who would love something like this.
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This is a great idea they got. And finally something Apple aren't controlling
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https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore

Pretty big deal for me, I'm a HUGE Amazon fan. Wonder what Apple will counter with. 20GB free storage for a year at the cost of a cheap album is a nice deal.
 
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Or they could just let you download a song you downloaded as many times as you want...
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I'm going to laugh when a bunch of idiots upload pirated music to amazon and record companies start asking for records of the music to check for illegal downloads.
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I'm going to laugh when a bunch of idiots upload pirated music to amazon and record companies start asking for records of the music to check for illegal downloads.
GOOD ONE!!!!
    
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GOOD ONE!!!!
I was thinking the same thing
    
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Apple got pwnd.
    
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Just uploaded 4GB of songs last night. It works great with my android phone. Gotta love my unlimited data plan!
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Used the Amazon Cloud feature last night when I bought some MP3's. Nice idea, but when downloading the purchased MP3's from "the cloud," speeds didn't seem fast at all. It was taking more than a few minutes for a single mp3 to download (our home connection is plenty fast--when buying songs on my ipod from itunes, they're done in less than a minute). Wonder if it's a launch fluke, or just an isolated incident.

The central-access for all amazon-purchased songs/video is nice, but I'll be damned if I'm going to upload TO them for storage.
    
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