Given Allison and Tony’s recent fawning over the iPad 2 and all things Apple, I thought it was about time I did a little on the things that are interesting me just now.

amazon cloud player service music industry

Top of these at the moment is some of the stuff that Amazon is up to.  I am a huge fan of shopping there, one of my rules in life is that if it is not sold by Amazon it probably is not worth having.

Then they started doing their video streaming service which include just about all my favourite old BBC shows like Blackadder, Red Dwarf, and Dr Who.

Then… they brought out their own Android App store to which my initial reaction was “eh?  what’s the point in that?” but it’s actually really quite fun.  Apart from the fact that they have a piad app for free every day, it’s a bit like having multiple record shops in your high street.  It’s nice to be able to choose where to shop and look at similar stuff presented differently.

And then…  they beat both Google and Apple by bringing out Cloud Drive it is wha you have always wanted from a music service.  You can upload your CD collection or buy music on Amazon.  Then you can listen to your collection from anywhere or download it onto any supported device.  It works like a dream and has very quickly replace Winamp as my music player of choice on my phone and computer.

It’s a fun time to be in the cloud.

:: Justin ::