Online retail behemoth Amazon is finally bringing its Kindle Fire range to the UK next month. Both the Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will be released on October 25.
Ahead of those tablet type chaps, Amazon has brought its “buy once, enjoy everywhere” Cloud Player music service to the United Kingdoms.
Amazon’s Cloud Player scans users’ music libraries, specifically in iTunes and Windows Media Player, and matches them in the cloud in glorious 256Kbps.
Amazon says it has more than 20 million tracks in its catalogue, and it’ll match all content – whether it was bought from iTunes or ripped from CDs or whatever. Needless to say, purchases made from Amazon are backed-up in the cloud automatically.
There are two tiers for Amazon’s Cloud Player. The free service welcomes up to 250 tracks, while premium allows up to 250,000 for an annual fee of £21.99. Hey, that’s the same – to the penny – as iTunes Match.
Cloud Player’s scanning thingy is compatible with PC and Mac, and allows playback on – deep breath – any Android phone, Android tablet, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac or PC.