June 15th, 2012 07:51 AM
Amazon's Cloud Storage just became very tempting. Their Cloud storage has two aspects — Music and General storage. They gave 5GB free like Google and their storage costs were reasonable although not as cheap as Google. For the music side, their cloud player for music was horrendous to use on a phone and you had to share the free 5GB where Google offered 20,000 songs (instead of limiting you to a specific storage requirement) free and they had an excellent mobile web player. This as a no brainer and Google was a much better choice. However, Amazon just released an iPhone app (They've had the Android app out). Although Amazon's price are just a little higher than Google, you get Unlimited storage of music which doesn't count towards your storage quota. So you can get 100GB a year, unlimited music storage for just $100 vs. Google's $60 a year. The downside and missing element though remains that Amazon doesn't have a desktop/folder sync app yet. If they release one, it's going to become my primary storage option.
June 15th, 2012 11:14 AM
Re: Amazon Cloud
I'm grateful that I don't feel a need to pay for either one. All my important stuff can be sync'd with Dropbox for free (around 3 GB), and I just don't bother to sync music or movies or photos or anything like that. I have a local backup for those (1 TB external hard drive - cost about $100 a year or two ago).
Originally Posted by Zach Wingo
I do have some music in Amazon's cloud, but it's all music I "bought" (mostly for free) from Amazon, so it doesn't count against the quota.
I'm glad they released an iOS app, because now I might actually listen to some of that music.