Amazon has taken another step at reducing Apple’s hold over on-device music sales, today announcing the launch of its HTML5 MP3 web store specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, offering 22 million tracks via a specially formatted mobile website.
This is a great step for Amazon.com to compete with Apple’s iTunes Music Store! When it comes to purchasing music, I tend to use Amazon. They have better prices and a kick-ass cloud system that puts iTunes Match to shame. I say this since I got in on an unlimited music storage deal for about $20!
Now that Amazon has the same features as iTunes Match, music match for better quality MP3′s and streaming playback via it’s cloud player app. They have also added a feature that if you buy a CD from them, if that album supports the feature, will put all the MP3′s for that album in your cloud storage. Purchased MP3′s don’t count against limited accounts like iTunes Match.