Amazon Cloud Player for Desktop Hits UK

Amazon today announced the availability of its Cloud Player desktop application for users in the United Kingdom. Amazon actually launched Cloud Player in the UK last year, in time for the Kindle Fire launch. Today brings a new application that provides PC and Mac users with the ability to organise and manage off of the songs in their music library, whether they're saved on the computer or residing in the cloud.

Users will be able to shop from the Amazon MP3 store and the app includes support for instant search and play, as well as Amazon’s own AutoRip, which sees CDs or vinyl purchased from Amazon added to your digital library automatically. Due to the fact that Amazon's Cloud Player is, well, the Cloud, you can of course access your music from anywhere, too.

"Our customers have told us they love our Cloud Player mobile and tablet app, and we are excited to bring the same great experience to our PC and Mac users," added Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon.

Amazon launched Cloud Player in the United States more than two years ago. The mobile version launched in the UK in September of 2012. Available in free and premium versions, the free model allows you to store up to 250 tracks in Cloud Player. If you want to bring that up to 250,000 tracks, you’ll have to pony up for Cloud Player Premium, which costs £21.99 per year. The upside is that music purchased from Amazon doesn’t count toward your limit (whether you’re on free of premium).

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