Several newsletter readers have asked questions about the new Amazon Cloud Drive that I wrote about yesterday. Amazon has created a video that explains the service a bit more. The video talks mostly about storing your music collection online, but, near the end of the video, it also mentions that the same service can be used to store all your digital files, including music, photos, videos, documents, and more.
You can watch the video at http://goo.gl/JOKKg
I found that playing MP3 music files is easy and pleasant on Windows, Macintosh, or any Android device. However, it is not so good on Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad devices. Unlike Android, there is no special music player application for Apple handheld devices. To retrieve your music, you can open the Mobile Safari web browser on the handheld device, go to http://www.amazon.com/clouddrive and click on any ONE file, then click on DOWNLOAD. That will retrieve and play that one song. However, I cannot find any method of retrieving multiple songs and playing them one after the other, in the same manner that you can do on Macintosh, Windows, or Android systems. On the handheld Apple devices, it is limited to one song at a time.