Amazon.com launched its device-optimized music store today with songs as low as 69 cents. The store, which contains a 22-million song catalog, allows both Apple and Android owners the ability of purchasing a song directly on their devices and play it anywhere — something Apple users were unable to do previously. Music purchases are automatically saved to customers’ Cloud Player libraries and can be downloaded or played instantly from any iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet, Roku, Sonos home entertainment system, or any web browser.
“Since the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a top request from customers has been the ability to buy music from Amazon right from their devices. For the first time ever, iOS users have a way do that,” Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music. Read more.