Amazon Snubs The App Store, Makes MP3 Store Available Through Mobile Safari

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  • daov2a

    “The only downside is, unlike iTunes purchases, your Amazon MP3s aren’t stored locally, so you need a data connection to listen to them.”

    When you buy mp3 files from Amazon, they are stored in your cloud. Install the Amazon MP3 Cloud Player and you can download them locally to your iPhone, iPod, iPad or computer and bypass the need for an Internet connection at that point.

    Snubbing the app store is obviously the best move for Amazon in this regard in order to keep their price lower and their bottom line better. I’m sure other vendors will do the same if competing directly with Apple in some way for their products or services. This is a smart move if you use Amazon exclusively for music purchases but use Apple’s products to play the music.

  • StephenPhillipA

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/LT0vQ

    Happy New Year!

  • sheetheadj

    “The only downside is, unlike iTunes purchases, your Amazon MP3s aren’t stored locally, so you need a data connection to listen to them.”

    When you buy mp3 files from Amazon, they are stored in your cloud. Install the Amazon MP3 Cloud Player and you can download them locally to your iPhone, iPod, iPad or computer and bypass the need for an Internet connection at that point.

    Snubbing the app store is obviously the best move for Amazon in this regard in order to keep their price lower and their bottom line better. I’m sure other vendors will do the same if competing directly with Apple in some way for their products or services. This is a smart move if you use Amazon exclusively for music purchases but use Apple’s products to play the music.

    Exactly. For the life of me, I don’t understand how people with more than a limited knowledge of their devices would choose to buy stuff from iTunes. Amazon is typically cheaper, *and* you don’t have to deal with all the DRM nonsense. And now this move from Amazon just clinches it.