Amazon.com is clearly on a quest to stay at the front of internet commerce, and they’ve proven it once again with the release of two awesome new services this week:
Cloud Drive is a personal storage drive located in the cloud and stored in Amazon’s datacenters. Use it to store your music collection and any other digital documents securely. Although I’m a pretty committed Dropbox fan, I think this is a fantastic option, especially since they’re offer 5 GB free for users who register in this first wave!
They’re monthly pricing for larger accounts is extremely competitive, outpricing Dropbox and Mozy pretty significantly. While Dropbox still offers additional features that make it the right choice for someone doing business in the cloud, Cloud Drive may be a better option for personal storage.
Sign up for your FREE account today, even if you’re not sure whether you’ll use it, in case the offer doesn’t last!
Cloud Player allows you to listen to your music collection from anywhere with an internet connection. That’s right — you can access your entire music collection through your internet browser using this music player. Pretty cool!
You’ll need a Cloud Drive account to store your music, but you can store a pretty good amount of music in the free 5 GB plan, and any future purchases you make through the Amazon MP3 store will be stored in your Cloud Drive for free, without counting against your storage quota Even better, when you purchase an MP3 album, you’ll be upgraded to 20 GB of space!
Overall, I think this is just another example of Amazon staying at the forefront of internet trends, and I’m excited to see what else they have in store!
How do you store and access your music?