Amazon Cloud Player live in UK

amazon cloud playerThe Amazon Cloud Drive is now live in the UK as of right now.

More than a year later than the states, Amazon has finally gone live with the UK version of their Cloud Drive which offers 5GB of online storage and the ability to stream 250 of your tracks to a range of devices free of charge.

To get started, just hop over to, where you can easily import your music using Cloud Player’s new scan and match technology.

Your iTunes and Windows Media Player music libraries are scanned and tracks are matched to more than 20 million music tracks in Amazon’s catalogue. All matched songs are automatically stored in high-quality 256 Kbps audio. All Amazon MP3 purchases – including music that customers purchased previously – are automatically saved to Cloud Player for free, which means that customers have a secure backup copy of the MP3s they buy from Amazon, free of charge.

Adding extra storage will cost from £6 per year for 20GB, rising to £320 p/a for a full terabyte.

If you’re a heavy user, or planning on using the Cloud Player as your main music manager the you may also need to fork out £22 p/a for the right to stream up to 250,000 of your tracks.

On the one side Amazon states that you’ll never need to worry about losing your digital music library due to a disc crash but, being mostly northern, I can’t help but think that this sounds like I’ll be paying to play music that I’ve already bought….

What think you?

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