After a year of legal back-and-forth, Amazon's cloud-based music service is now accessible to owners of iPhones and iPod touch devices.
Amazon released a Cloud Player app for iOS devices in November, but quickly pulled the app for legal reasons. James Clancey, developer of aMusic, told Mashable that Amazon hadn’t signed all the agreements it needed to allow its API for Cloud Player to be used by third-party vendors at that time.
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The app allows users to stream music files they've purchased from Amazon or uploaded to Amazon's cloud-based storage service. Up to 5 GB of MP3 (.mp3) and AAC (.m4a) files can be uploaded to the cloud and streamed wirelessly using one of Amazon's players for free. Users can get unlimited music storage if they purchase one of Amazon's cloud storage packages starting at $20 per year for 20 GB.
Although it was posited as a universally accessible music service, users have only been able to play and manage their music from Internet-connected desktops, through native apps for Android devices and via the browsers of non-Android tablets.
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To download the new app for iPhone and iPod touch devices, click here.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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