Amazon Cloud Player Drifts to Apple's App Store

It's said that good things come to those who wait, and if you've been waiting for Amazon to port its Cloud Player application over to Apple's App Store, you have a good thing waiting for you today. The Amazon Cloud Player app is now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users, which allows you to stream and download music stored in the Cloud Player to your mobile iDevice.

"Customers tell us that they want access to all of their music, wherever they are, and on all of the devices they use," said Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon. "By bringing Cloud Player to iPhone and iPod touch, we now have the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy once and enjoy their music everywhere."

iPad users are out of luck, though they can still load up the Cloud Player on their tablet's Safari browser and play back songs that way. Whether you use the native app or stream via a Web browser, all Amazon customers receive a 5GB storage locker free of charge. For a limited time, those who purchase a larger data cap will be rewarded with unlimited storage space for MP3 and AAC music files, Amazon says. Plans start at $20 per month.