Amazon Takes a Bite Out of Apple’s MP3 Business

One of the little irritations of the iOS ecosystem is the inability to purchase digital media from anyone but Apple. With Amazon’s Cloud Player now stuffed full of MP3s ripped directly from your CDs, it would be nice to be able to also purchase from Amazon’s MP3 store directly from an iPhone or iPad. Apple, thus far, has made this impossible.

Amazon has found a way around that at a new url: You can tap twice to buy an album or song, which will then appear in the cloud player on all your systems.

New MP3 files will not, however, download to your device: you’ll need to download it on a PC or Mac and then add it iTunes for that.

And here’s a bonus alert for you: the Bach Guild box set of Beethoven is now selling for 99 cents. I’ve recommended Bach Guild sets in the past, and this is another great deal: 176 tracks for a buck.

PS: In other discount news, Angry Birds Rio (iOS, HD and standard editions) is free for a limited time.


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