|Posted: 8/2/2012 11:37:08 PM|Is anyone else upset and confused about this new Amazon Cloud player thing? I'm so confused. It seems like their "new" player will now cost $25 a year? So I can access music I already own? WTF? I already pay them $80 a year for Prime, why would I pay more so I can use their player? Google here I come!
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|Posted: 8/2/2012 11:41:18 PM|I haven't researched any of that yet. I was just excited I could stream my Amazon Prime stuff on my iPad. I didn't know it was more complicated than that .
Apple stores anything you've purchased from them through iTunes in their cloud storage for free, then gives you like 2GB free to store your extra stuff. If you go over that, then they charge you. Maybe Amazon is doing something similar.
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|Posted: 8/2/2012 11:47:18 PM|
Where are you seeing that??
ETA: I just read through the ToU and don't see a charge/fee anywhere. There has always been a paid service and a free service, and I don't see where that's changed.
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|Posted: 8/2/2012 11:56:42 PM|
I was not real happy with the changes they made either until I realized the music you purchase from Amazon does not count toward the limit just what you import. Since I buy almost all of my music from amazon I don't think it will be a problem.
|Posted: 8/3/2012 8:12:51 AM|
You've been enjoying a free promotional subscription to Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player. After it ends, you will be limited to 250 imported songs in Cloud Player.
Customers who are over that limit and close to expiration receive 30 days to test out our new features. Once you log in, you have 30 days to enjoy your music, everywhere. If you'd like to keep using Cloud Player for free, remove songs from your 'Imported' playlist until your library is below the 250 song limit before the 30 days are up. At the end of the 30-day free upgrade, if you have more than 250 imported songs in Cloud Player, you will not be able to play your previously imported music in Cloud Player - but you can start fresh and re-import up to 250 songs. Music you imported before July 24th will remain stored in Cloud Drive.
When you upgrade to Cloud Player Premium for $25 per year, you can import up to 250,000 songs. Upgrade before your promotional subscription ends and get 50 GB of Cloud Drive storage at no additional cost. Learn more.
Here's a copy of the e-mail they sent me. I have 1000 itunes songs and 500 songs I ripped from CD's. So it seems that now, if I want to store and listen to all my music in one place, I have to pay extra.
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|Posted: 8/3/2012 8:15:20 AM|
I don't think that is much different than Itunes cloud. I paid $25 a year for their service. I didn't care about the "cloud" functionality but I paid it for the Match service. Since they match your library with a higher quality version, it helped to get my songs revamped to better digital sound.
|Posted: 8/3/2012 9:13:47 AM|
It's always been like that. Music purchased from Amazon doesn't count in that total.
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|Posted: 8/3/2012 9:40:50 AM|
I'm not getting the problem or the dissatisfaction. You expect Amazon to store thousands of songs you purchased from somewhere else for free? I think 250 imported songs from other sources is pretty generous.
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|Posted: 8/3/2012 9:44:44 AM|
paying a fee for a service is expected.
if I want to store and listen to all my music in one place, I have to pay extra.
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|Posted: 8/3/2012 10:57:05 AM|
While I tend to agree that storing 250 imported songs seems generous, I can understand your frustration if this is a new thing OP.
Frankly, with the Add-On nonsense and other small changes that they seem to be rolling out on a by-customer basis (to avoid Publicity?) I think the heyday of Amazon being the Golden Child of online retail is coming to an end.
I suspect they are moving toward emulating - rather than outperforming - other retailers.
|Posted: 8/3/2012 11:48:46 AM|
I haven't researched any of that yet. I was just excited I could stream my Amazon Prime stuff on my iPad.
Me too! I've watched a couple things and it's been great.
My music is in/on iTunes, so I'm good there. I do buy the occasional song from Amazon with a promo, but that's it.
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