Amazon is currently launching its AutoRip service in Europe, which will join the already established US version. Music purchased through the cloud player and those bought on the Amazon websites are stored in the online music storage to be played on multiple devices, including the Kindle Fire family, iPhone and iPad, Android hardware and through a web browser. Native Windows and Windows Phone apps are yet to be developed but are said to be on the table.
While Windows 8 users can utilise any of the popular web browsers available today to stream stored music on Amazon's cloud service, it would make for a complete experience if there were to be a featured app on the Windows Store. This also goes for Windows Phone, which cannot currently access files store online for streaming and download. Pocket-lint sat down with Steve Boom, VP of digital music at Amazon, to talk about potential apps on Microsoft's platforms.
When purchasing CD or vinyl records you'll receive an MP3 file of each song for free, which is stored on the online cloud player. With over 350,000 albums currently AutoRip-enabled, it would make sense for Amazon to target Windows consumers who may also be avid Amazon fans. That said, we do have our beloved Nokia Music and Xbox Music services. We'll keep an eye out for more details to emerge on the development of these apps.
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