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Amazon Cloud Drive and Play

Comments: 7

Amazon is awesome!

Everyone of us have a lot of music files. You can try “du -hs Music/“, I’m getting 100+GB answer, and this is just the part of my music, mostly because “df -h” is saying “Avail 4.5Gb” .
This is after I purge more than 50GB of music.

I’m also user of Grooveshark and Pandora services, because I cannot have all my music.

But the world is changing now, Amazon announced two services:

To start using both services you have to accept terms and you are ready.

Cloud Drive is build on top S3 and you get 5Gb for free. Of course you can buy more till 1000Gb. There is also Metadata Service that allows us to search our files stored into Cloud Drive.

Some photos:
Cloud Drive:

Cloud Player:

Amazon Uploader:

There is also web player as well Android app. Every purchase you made in Amazon MP3 Store or by Android App can be stored in Cloud Drive, than played from whatever place.

Hope Cloud Player for iPhone is in review queue, so it should be announced soon.

My summary: This is Awesome.



Season MonteroSeason Montero

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Christiana AusbyChristiana Ausby

But that’s true, that’s the one which makes the first impression. Nice tips.

Mariusz NowakMariusz Nowak

yes, other thing Brush pointed – I’m kind of reluctant to host all my personal stuff not on server I own, and add to it cloud and US mainland 😉




Wait until you’re back home.

“It appears that you are attempting to use Amazon Cloud Player from outside the U.S. This service is intended for U.S. customers only.”

Welcome to the ghetto 🙂


Yep you are right.
Of course if you have TB’s of data it have to be expensive (backups, storage etc), so you can choose Amazon (1000$ yearly) or do it on your own.
Personally I will use 5GB or 20GB (20$ per year) for part of my music.

Mariusz NowakMariusz Nowak

Amazon is great, but may also end up as expensive. What if you have few TB’s of data, that you want to access remotely, with Amazon (if I remember correctly) you need to pay few hundred bucks monthly just to have it there – well it’s not surprise, however in such more extreme case, colocation of your own data storage server ends up cheaper 🙂