Amazon Updates Its Cloud Player and Instant Video Apps

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Amazon issued updates to its Cloud Player and Instant Video apps today.  Read on for details!

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Amazon issued updates to its Cloud Player and Instant Video apps today. First up, the Roku streaming boxes get access to the Cloud Player app.

Amazon Cloud Player Now Available on Roku Streaming Players

“Your Music, Everywhere” –Cloud Player customers can now listen to their entire music library on their TVs

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon.com, Inc. and Roku, Inc. today announced that Amazon Cloud Player is now available on Roku streaming players, making it even easier for Cloud Player customers to enjoy their music anywhere they are. Amazon Cloud Player on Roku provides customers with the ability to play their music from the cloud directly on their TV or through a stereo system connected to their TV. Cloud Player is already available on Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone and iPod Touch, and now with Roku, customers have even more ways to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere.

“We’re excited to bring Cloud Player to Roku, one of the most popular and best-selling streaming entertainment platforms. Cloud Player music customers can now use Roku to listen to their music through their home entertainment systems,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Music at Amazon. “Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy their entire music library anywhere they are–whether on the go or in the comfort of their homes – and Cloud Player on Roku does just that.”

“With Amazon Cloud Player, Roku customers have the ability to directly access their music collection, including any music purchased from Amazon’s library of more than 22 million audio tracks, on their TVs,” said Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Roku. “Just as Amazon Instant Video is extremely popular on the Roku platform, we expect Amazon Cloud Player to be an instant hit among our music listeners.”

Roku customers can download the Amazon Cloud Player channel from the Featured or Music category in the Roku Channel Store, for free. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Roku, visit http://www.amazon.com/cloudplayerforroku.

About Amazon Cloud Player

Cloud Player is a service that enables customers to securely store their personal music in the cloud and play it on a wide range of devices. Amazon Cloud Player is automatically integrated into Kindle Fire, so when a customer turns on their device, they can enjoy all the benefits of Cloud Player right out of the box. Customers can visit www.amazon.com/cloudplayer or download the app on iOS or Android.

Amazon Cloud Player eliminates the need to download files before playing them. MP3 songs and albums customers purchase from Amazon – even those purchased in the past – can be automatically saved to Cloud Player, so customers have a secure backup copy of the music they buy at Amazon, free of charge. Customers can also import the rest of their music, including music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs. All Amazon purchases and the first 250 imported songs are stored for free, or customers can import up to 250,000 songs for $24.99 per year.

About Amazon MP3

The Amazon MP3 Store offers customers more than 22 million songs in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of albums with everyday low prices on bestselling albums. All Amazon MP3s are DRM-free, and work on virtually any device that plays MP3s, including Kindle Fire, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, and iPods, Sonos Music Players, Roku and Macs and PCs.

Next, the Cloud Player app comes to Samsung TV’s.

Amazon Cloud Player App Comes to Samsung Smart TVs

App lets customers enjoy their entire music library through their Samsung Smart TV

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 13, 2012– (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a Cloud Player application for Samsung Smart TVs. The new app gives Cloud Player customers access to their entire music library in the cloud, making it even easier to enjoy their music anywhere they are. The app is available on 2012 Samsung Smart TVs in the United States. For more information visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.

The Amazon Cloud Player app, which can be found in the Samsung Smart Hub, provides customers with the ability to browse, search or playback music from their library directly on their TVs. Cloud Player is already available on Mac, PC, Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and Roku.

“We want to give customers the choice to enjoy music anywhere they are, whether that is on the go with a mobile device, or in the comfort of their own living room,” said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Digital Music. “We think that customers will love how easy it is to enjoy their music from Amazon Cloud Player directly on their Samsung TV, and we will continue to add even more Cloud Player compatible devices to the list in the future.”

“We think our customers are going to love having access to Amazon Cloud Player through their Samsung TVs. Music is one of the most popular apps on our TVs today,” said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Content and Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “Customers typically have the best speakers in the home connected to the TV, delivering the very best sound experience.”

Getting the Amazon Cloud Player app on a Samsung TV is easy. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Samsung Smart Hub, visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.

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