Amazon has been busy making improvements to its Cloud Player. The company recently announced the ability to scan and match music and now it has made the service available on Sonos. So now if you store your music through Amazon, you can register and start playing your collection anywhere in the house, directly from your Sonos system.
To get started, you'll need a five-digit code from your Sonos controller, which will allow you to register through Amazon.com. Once it's registered, to find your collection on your controller, just select 'music' and then 'Amazon Cloud Player'.
There is a Sonos app available for the Kindle Fire and for other Android devices from the Google Play Store. Full press release after the break.
Amazon Cloud Player Now Available on Sonos Wireless HiFi System
“Your Music, Everywhere” – Cloud Player customers can enjoy their music across the broadest selection of devices – including Kindle Fire, Android devices, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, and now, Sonos wireless HiFi systems
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2012-- (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that Amazon Cloud Player is now available on the Sonos Wireless HiFi System, allowing Amazon Cloud Player customers to listen to their music library throughout their home wirelessly. Amazon Cloud Player enables customers to securely store music in the cloud and play it on any Kindle Fire, Android device, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and PC, and now in any room via Sonos. For more information about Amazon Cloud Player on Sonos, visit: www.amazon.com/cloudplayerforsonos
“Our goal is to enable customers to enjoy all their music, wherever they are, and on any device. Launching on Sonos today is an important part of that strategy, as our customers have been asking us to add Sonos to the list of compatible Cloud Player devices ever since we first launched Cloud Player,” said Steve Boom, vice president of Digital Music for Amazon. “We will continue to add support for more devices and platforms later this year.”
There are already millions of customers using Amazon Cloud Player to download, manage and stream their music in the cloud and on Kindle Fire, Android devices, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and PCs. Now with availability on Sonos, Amazon Cloud Player continues to offer a broad selection of cloud playback solutions.
“We’r excited to work with Amazon to offer Amazon Cloud Player customers the ability to enjoy their entire cloud music collection in any room of their home – delivered with great Sonos HiFi sound,” said John MacFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Sonos, Inc. “This new service seamlessly furthers our mission to provide modern music lovers the ability to listen to all the music on earth, wirelessly, throughout their home.”
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All 7 Sonos owners: golf clap. Will someone please explain why Android Central gives so much lip service to Sonus, a system nobody can afford which has nothing to do with Android?
Save up. It's worth it.
I agree. The Android app is great, and once you go multi-room and start creating playlists based on local and streaming music services, it's hard to imagine going back. It's stable, clear, and always perfectly in sync.
If you are registered Sonos owner, you do get a $10 credit from Amazon for MP3 purchases. I am one of those crazy people that likes to download my music to my computer, phone, etc. so the music is already there to play over Sonoa. But more options is always a great thing.
This is great. I have an old Bose Wave Radio that is dying. The CD player (what are those, I know) doesn't work anymore. My wife wanted to get it repaired or buy a new one (with a CD player Ugh). The only reason I never bought a Sonos is because they didn't support AmazonMP3. I keep all of my music in the Amazon Cloud. If I don't, my wife and I make duplicates and re-buy and all types of other problems that the Amazon Cloud Player fixed. Now that this is supported, I think I can finally get my wife to part with the Bose and go for the Sonos.
You could basically do this by downloading your AmazonMP3 music to your desktop and pointing SONOS to that folder, but not having to do those steps is better. Any other advantages?
You don't have to have your desktop computer powered on in order to stream.
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