6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

How To Video: Use Amazon Cloud Player for Android

About Video Transcript

How To Video: Use Amazon Cloud Player for Android

2:09 /

Amazon's new service lets you store your music in the cloud. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to stream and download your tunes on your Android device.

-Hi. I'm Sharon Vaknin for cnet.com here to show you how to use Amazon's Cloud Player with your android device. Sorry iphone users, you're going to have to sit this one out. Amazon didn't release an app for you. First, set up an account on amazon.com and upload music to your account. It's pretty straightforward. You can upload almost any mp3 or AAC files so music you've downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, or other stores will work. You can also use music ripped from CDs no matter where you got them. Amazon gives you the first 5 gigabytes of storage free. If you wanna get more storage, through the end of the year, you can purchase an album from Amazon and they'll bump you up to a total of 20 gigabytes for free per year after your purchase. Now, you're ready to stream your music library to your android device. Download the free Amazon mp3 app from the android market. Once it's there, go to Cloud Drive Music and sign in with your Amazon account. Now, you're ready to play music you've uploaded to your Cloud. Just remember that your device must be connected to your network or WiFi to stream music. If you know you'll be off the grid, but still want to access your music, the applets you download tracks directly on to your device. Hit the green arrow next to any playlist, artist, or album to download multiple titles or long press any song to download a single track. The player also lets you create and modify new playlists and access music stored locally on your device. You can also use this app to purchase new music from the Amazon mp3 store and save it to your Cloud drive for safekeeping. Since Amazon wants you to purchase music from them, purchases made from the store won't be counted against your storage capacity. For now, Amazon Cloud Player is only available for android devices, Macs and Windows computers. Expect to see more developments around Cloud storage though. Apple and Google should be jumping on the bandwagon anytime now. For cnet.com, I'm Sharon Vaknin and I'll see you on the interweb.

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video