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Amazon Cloud Player Now Available on iOS Devices

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 8:47 PM on May 9, 2011

The Amazon Cloud Player has come to various iOS devices including the iPad and iPhone, however it is awkward to use and needs some work. This post assumes that you have already set up the Amazon cloud player on your computer and have uploaded some music to it. Once you have done that than you can access the Amazon Cloud Player through Safari on the iOS device. The Amazon Cloud player is not an application and will only work through Safari. When you first launch the player if you see any warning about your device not being compatible, just hit continue. The first thing I notice once the cloud player came up is that it was clearly made for a full desktop and is not optimize for a mobile device. It is especially hard to use on the iPhone.

A couple of problems I ran into right away. The first was I have not found a way to scroll pass the first page. The second was the volume button on the page doesn’t work. The second problem is not a big one since I probably would use the volume button on my device anyway. The first problem is more irritating since the only way I know to get to songs that are not on the first page is to search for them and add them to a playlist. It did take me awhile to figure out how to rearrange a playlist. You have to place a check mark next to the song you want to have the other songs before, then click on the arrow, then click on “Move selected songs before this song”, then select the song you want to move. It is awkward to use and it doesn’t always work correctly.  The Amazon Cloud player does keep working even if you bring up a new application as long as it is is running on Safari in the background.  I also like the fact that if you click on an artist it will bring up all the albums they are on.  I guess what I am try to say is that it is nice to know that the Amazon Cloud player is available to use on an iOS player, so I can access my library anywhere I go. However it needs more work before I will use it more than occasionally. Have you tried the Amazon Cloud Player on your iOS device what do you think of it.