Even from my short test, it became apparent that Amazon wasn’t launching some half-baked product; Cloud Player is a fully functional, very usable streaming music player that could even make iTunes obsolete for many people, and its ability to play on-device and cloud-based music could quickly make it Android’s killer app.
Amazon has thrown down the gauntlet and set a high bar for cloud-based music streaming. Apple and Google, which are expected to launch their own cloud players sometime this year, will have to match Amazon on usability and price if they’re going to compete.
Very exciting news. But where’s my iPhone app?!
Anyone know if it’s possible to use the in-phone browser to access the Amazon music cloud?
Update: Actually, Mashable says no. But: How to Use Amazon Cloud Player with iOS Devices.