amazon_cloud_player_ios_iconAmazon today announced an update to its Cloud Player app for iOS, bringing integration with connected BMW and MINI Cooper vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. The update allows users to access their cloud-hosted music libraries directly from their vehicles' dashboard control screens.

Customers will love the integration of Amazon Cloud Player for BMW Apps and MINI Connected vehicles because they will be able to:

- Easily access their music playlists stored in Amazon Cloud Player with the convenience of using dashboard controls
- Enjoy music in high-quality up to 256kbps audio
- Free up local storage space on their phones by storing and accessing music in the cloud
- Get rid of bulky CDs for easier music listening in the car

Amazon launched its Cloud Player service back in 2011 and has upgraded it several times over the past several years, including moving to unlimited music storage with any paid plan, adding free storage of Amazon MP3 Store purchases, and launching iTunes Match-like Scan and Match functionality. Amazon launched an iPhone app for the service in 2012, adding iPad compatibility in early 2013 and launching a Mac app in October.

Amazon Cloud Player is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

furi0usbee Avatar
112 months ago
- Enjoy music in high-quality up to 256kbps audio

Sad how the latter generations just settle. 256kbps is good quality. But high quality? I guess if you are listening to tinny laptop speakers. But not nearly enough quality for those of us who have decent sound systems. I'd like to see Apple actually start offering their lossless format for download. That would be sweet.
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furi0usbee Avatar
112 months ago
Unfortunately, uploading existing music into their Cloud Library is still painful beyond words (http://www.macworld.com/article/2060366/amazon-cloud-player-review-desktop-version-does-a-few-neat-tricks-but-falls-flat.html).

Yeah, tell me about it. Having to install Java to upload my music, no thanks.
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