So you've embraced Amazon Cloud Player to the point where you want it at the center of your living room. Amazon is more than happy to oblige with newly launched apps for both Roku media hubs as well as Samsung Smart TVs. The two apps will stream Amazon MP3 purchases and uploaded songs for everyone in the living room, although they share the same limitations: uploading music is clearly off the table given the lack of local storage, and we'll have to manage that party playlist elsewhere. When both apps are free perks of an existing service, though, we won't grouse too loudly.
Amazon Cloud Player Now Available on Roku Streaming Players
"Your Music, Everywhere" – Cloud Player customers can now listen to their entire music library on their TVs
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2012-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)–Amazon.com, Inc. and Roku, Inc. today announced that Amazon Cloud Player is now available on Roku streaming players, making it even easier for Cloud Player customers to enjoy their music anywhere they are. Amazon Cloud Player on Roku provides customers with the ability to play their music from the cloud directly on their TV or through a stereo system connected to their TV. Cloud Player is already available on Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone and iPod Touch, and now with Roku, customers have even more ways to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere.
"We're excited to bring Cloud Player to Roku, one of the most popular and best-selling streaming entertainment platforms. Cloud Player music customers can now use Roku to listen to their music through their home entertainment systems," said Steve Boom, Vice President of Music at Amazon. "Our goal is to make it easy for everyone to enjoy their entire music library anywhere they are–whether on the go or in the comfort of their homes – and Cloud Player on Roku does just that."
"With Amazon Cloud Player, Roku customers have the ability to directly access their music collection, including any music purchased from Amazon's library of more than 22 million audio tracks, on their TVs," said Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Roku. "Just as Amazon Instant Video is extremely popular on the Roku platform, we expect Amazon Cloud Player to be an instant hit among our music listeners."
Roku customers can download the Amazon Cloud Player channel from the Featured or Music category in the Roku Channel Store, for free. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Roku, visit http://www.amazon.com/cloudplayerforroku.
Amazon Cloud Player App Comes to Samsung Smart TVs
App lets customers enjoy their entire music library through their Samsung Smart TV
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2012-- (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a Cloud Player application for Samsung Smart TVs. The new app gives Cloud Player customers access to their entire music library in the cloud, making it even easier to enjoy their music anywhere they are. The app is available on 2012 Samsung Smart TVs in the United States. For more information visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.
The Amazon Cloud Player app, which can be found in the Samsung Smart Hub, provides customers with the ability to browse, search or playback music from their library directly on their TVs. Cloud Player is already available on Mac, PC, Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Android mobile devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and Roku.
"We want to give customers the choice to enjoy music anywhere they are, whether that is on the go with a mobile device, or in the comfort of their own living room," said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Digital Music. "We think that customers will love how easy it is to enjoy their music from Amazon Cloud Player directly on their Samsung TV, and we will continue to add even more Cloud Player compatible devices to the list in the future."
"We think our customers are going to love having access to Amazon Cloud Player through their Samsung TVs. Music is one of the most popular apps on our TVs today," said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Content and Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "Customers typically have the best speakers in the home connected to the TV, delivering the very best sound experience."
Getting the Amazon Cloud Player app on a Samsung TV is easy. For more information on how to start listening to Cloud Player on Samsung Smart Hub, visit www.amazon.com/samsungmusic.