Amazon's Cloud Player music streaming service which was launched to support Android based devices, has been recently updated, adding basic support for Apple's iOS. For those users who have an Amazon Cloud Drive account, now have the access to stream music on iOS devices.
While Amazon quitely added support for the Amazon Cloud Player, no native iOS app has been made available such as the one for Android smartphone users, instead, iOS users can listen to songs stored online via the built-in Safari browser.
All iOS users can now simply point Safari on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the Amaon Cloud Player site. Users would be welcomed by a warning page, informing you on "No Browser Support", just Ignore it. Proceed forward where you can see all the songs stored on Amazon's servers.
Select song or playlist you want to play and VOILA, your music will start streaming to your iOS device. Furthermore, the Cloud Player works perfectly with the iOS multitasking and volume controls, so you can listen to songs in the background while playing your favorite game. If you receive a call or push notification, music will pause.
On the other hand, the Amazon Cloud Player Web Interface for iOS does have a few disadvantages:
1. No access to drag and drop to rearrange songs in playlists
2. You can't upload files due to no Flash support
3. Currently supported in the U.S. only