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Amazon MP3 Store Plays Nice with iOS Devices
The retailer is now sharing its 22-million song catalog with iPhone and iPod touch users.
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A shot of the Amazon MP3 Store through the iPhone 4.
January 21, 2013 by Rachel Cericola

If you like to stash music in both iTunes and Amazon’s Cloud Player, we have some pretty exciting news. Amazon is making its MP3 Store available to iOS users—select ones.

The company says that iPhone and iPod touch users can now access the Amazon MP3 Store, via Safari. No love for the iPad people?

Well, not when it comes to purchases. Currently, Amazon offers the Cloud Player app as a free download. That allows users to access stored music through the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Users can also get that Amazon fix through a Kindle Fire, Android phones and tablets, Sonos systems, Roku or any web browser.

However, iOS customers have been asking to search and buy new music from Amazon. Now, iOS users can do just that—just not through the app. Instead, music can be found and purchased through Safari.

Any purchased music will be instantly stored in a user’s Cloud Player library. From there, listeners can download those selections to an iOS device, listen through the browser, or play it back through the app.

The Amazon MP3 Store currently has songs for as low as 69 cents, with albums available for $5. Of course, there are some items on sale (we found The Lumineers for $3.99), with newer artists offering a few freebies.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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