Amazon has just announced the launch of its MP3 store optimized specifically for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
It allows iOS device users to access Amazon’s Amazon’s 22-million song catalog using mobile Safari.
From Amazon’s press release:
“Since the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a top request from customers has been the ability to buy music from Amazon right from their devices. For the first time ever, iOS users have a way do that – now they can access Amazon’s huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music.
Features of the Amazon MP3 store on the mobile web browser include:
- The Amazon MP3 mobile website for iPhone and iPod touches is built on HTML5, which means customers can make purchases directly from the Amazon MP3 mobile website at www.amazon.com/mp3 on their iPhones and iPod touches
- Selection of over 22 million songs and over two million albums at everyday low prices
- Access to everyday deals like $5 albums, $0.69 songs, and free songs from artists on the rise
- Individualized recommendations based on purchase history
- Immediate availability and seamless playback of purchases in the Amazon Cloud Player app
- Free storage of all Amazon MP3 purchases in Amazon Cloud Player
Amazon had recently launched the AutoRip that gives you access to the digital version of a CD immediately after you’ve bought it.
If you’re wondering why Amazon has launched a web app instead of a native iOS app, then it’s because Apple takes 30% of the in-app sales, which makes it unfeasible for Amazon. Once users have purchased the songs, they can listen to them using the Amazon Cloud Player app.
You can check out Amazon’s MP3 store by pointing the mobile Safari browser to http://www.amazon.com/mp3.