Amazon Cloud Player launches on iPad, iPad mini
The Amazon Cloud Player app for iPad, iPad mini has been optimized for these screen sizes
Amazon has released its Cloud Player app for Apple's tablets and this music app has been tailor-fit for the larger sizes of the iPad and the iPad mini.
The Cloud Player app was released for the iPhone about six months ago and it delivers similar features as the newly-launched iPad and iPad mini app. With Amazon's new app, you can access music from your Amazon MP3 locker service.
You can stream songs directly from the cloud on your Apple tablet or you can download those tracks and albums directly to your device. You have a variety of options with the app like the ability to auto-download music, configure how you're going to download songs (Wi-Fi or cellular data), tweak playlists on the go and even adjust the streaming cache size.
The Amazon Cloud Player user interface has been fitted nicely to handle the additional screen size of the iPads. Using it on my iPad mini provided a good experience, as it's simple to find and play your songs and albums. Actually playing the songs will display the album art with a cool-looking image of the band in the background.
Apple has the advantage of its iTunes software being built into the iDevices but this fits into Amazon's strategy of trying to be everywhere and on all devices. Even with the introduction of the iBooks app, the Kindle apps still do really well for Amazon on Apple's products. I'm sure it hopes the Cloud Player will receive a similar reception.
Download the Amazon Cloud Player app for the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini here (iTunes link).