Just because somebody owns an iPad doesn't mean they use iTunes. There's a wealth of options available to the iPad owner looking for an app to store their music collection. Amazon's Cloud Player could be a strong competitor, but the lack of a dedicated iPad app was a hurdle it didn't overcome until today.
Amazon announced that its Cloud Player app has finally been updated and optimized for the iPad. Just like the iPhone app, Cloud Player lets Amazon Cloud Player subscribers store up to 250 songs for free on the cloud, with support for 250,000 songs coming in at $24.99 a year.
“We introduced our Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch last summer and it’s been incredibly popular with our customers so we’ve now expanded it to iPad,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon. “Our goal is to make Cloud Player the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy their music once and enjoy it everywhere.”
Amazon Cloud Player may not take over iTunes dominant position on the iPad, but it's a good alternative for the rare consumer who owns an iPad and an Android phone. Cloud Player can sync songs between both devices for a relatively painless music listening experience.
You can grab the newly iPad optimized Amazon Cloud Player from Apple's App Store for free.