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Amazon cloud player, do you use it? Would you use it?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by e1000sn, Apr 7, 2011.

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Do you use (or plan to use) the Amazon cloud player?

  1. Yes, I now have all my music there!

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  2. Yes, but only for what I purchase in the Amazon MP3 store.

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Maybe, I haven't decided yet.

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  4. Nope, my music is staying out of the cloud

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  5. Nope, I never will. Google music will be way better.

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. e1000sn

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    Pretty much summed it up in the poll. I uploaded my entire library in the first two days. Its just what I've been waiting for. Sorry Google :eek:.
     

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    I love it, although I'll prob upload to Google if they release sth similar.
     
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    You are missing one option there in the poll:
    "Nope, I can't use it, because this service is not available outside of US"...
     
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    if google's solution is only in the cloud, as opposed to Amazon which allows local storage, I don't think anyone would use google. Most people would kill their bandwidth caps if they had to stream all the time.
     
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    Well, you don't have to stream all the time. You still have the option to store stuff locally. I love Cloud Player. Gave me an excuse to go through my library and eliminate most of the duplicate albums and re-organize things so I could upload it all.
     
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    If goggle's solution is pure cloud and the eliminate any option of local storage they might as well not release it. I don't even think they could prevent local storage even if they wanted
     
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    I too hope that whatever Google releases will have a local storage option. I really like that about Amazon's player.

    Why do you say "I don't even think they could prevent local storage even if they wanted"? For example, if I upload a mp3 to Google's yet to be released music player, then I go to my phone and start listening, the file doesn't have to exist locally on my phone. It can be streamed just like Slacker or Pandora...
     
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    I would prefer to have it locally on my phone in case I have no data connection and want to enjoy my music. Data quality is poor near my home and Pandora doesn't run as smoothly as I would like. Also, I fly a lot which requires having the phone in airplane mode. If the music is stored on my SD card, I still have it.
     
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    I think everyone here agrees that the option to store your music locally is an important option.

    I was just asking why Yeahha believes Google couldn't prevent you from storing it locally.
     
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    I think Google could easily say that any music you buy from them you have to keep in the cloud. They could also easily allow you to upload your own music, but not download it again. It would be simple enough for them to do. Now, it would be really, really bad IMO and would lead to the service being a complete flop, but they could do it.
     
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    +1, completely agree with you.
     
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    Went with the 50GB plan with Amazon Cloud - for my 35GB music library.
    I like it, because now I can have access to ALL of my music on my phone, while I still have my most-played (or the music I am currently "liking"), on my SD Card.
     
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    I use it and it works great for me. I used to have to pick and choose what I put on my phone. Now I've got all of it on tap. The price of storage is on the expensive side in my opinion, but other than that - no complaints.
     
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    I haven't decided yet. The cloud would be too expensive to hold all my music. I have over 320gb of music stored on a hard drive, but mainly because I kept fully uncompressed files stored.
     
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    I've wondered about libraries like this. I would love the highest quality out of my tunes, but, how can you can you get those high quality files on the go? Is there an mp3 player out there that can hold this much storage? I actually am interested if there were something available.
     
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    Maybe....

    As long as there is always access to my own files though. I dont want some restriction placed on something. I like having the mp3 locally so I can give it to a friend if I want -- say by sending it with my app BlueMuze*!

    Essentially I guess I'd use it like dropbox.

    Given the looming data caps i'd say ease of access to a music library is not as big a concern for me as much as connectivity and overage/throttling.


    * ok ok sorry that was a terribad shameless joke plug (but it was true) but the rest of my post is in all seriousness :eek:
     
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    I just decided to remove ALL music off of my phone (making room for podcasts, and movies). Gonna force myself to use, and like, Amazon Cloud.

    I would have around 1g-3g of free space on my SD card at any given time, and that didn't make me feel very good. But now I have 21gb of free space, and still have access to ALL of my music!
     
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    Really? Personally I find it pretty cheap. $1 a gb is a good deal IMO.
     
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    Question:
    In the settings of the Amazon MP3 app, you can determine your "delivery preferences" (for when buying\downloading music onto your phone). If you select "Save purchases to your Cloud Drive", it will automatically just save your newly purchased music to the cloud. Right?
    When this option is chosen, the ability to "auto-download all purchases when saved to your Cloud Drive" is opened up, and ready to be checked\toggled. With this checked, does that mean that once the music goes up to the cloud, it will ALSO download the music to my phone?

    I guess I could just test this and see... Hmmm...
     
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    Let us know what you find out :) I'm very curious what kind of control they give but really havent had much of a chance to test anything yet.
     
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    Yep, that's exactly what it means.
     
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    If you did not already know if you buy just one album you get 20 GB of storage for a year. It would be awesome if they did that every year, but probably just being used to promote it. The cost of 20 GB yearly is pretty cheap I think. I don't think I'll ever need more music storage than that if I actually track my library and eliminate what I never listen to.

    I love the music player App and that I can listen online or easily download tracks to my phone. In theory if you wanted you could increase your music storage by utilizing your phone and your your cloud I suppose.

    Only downside versus Samsung Captivate music player is I don't get the 5.1 sound option for my headphones, but I can live without it.

    Also not sure if you can import/upload/export playlists... anyone try?
     

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