Amazon introduces scan and match technology with 256 Kbps quality

Shawn Knight

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Amazon has injected their Cloud Player music service with numerous new features as part of an update designed to better help the company compete with the likes of iTunes and other similar services. The online retail giant reportedly signed deals……

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Does Amazon inquire into the provenance of said music on your hard drive?

The Admiral Ackbar in me smells a trap.


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Why anyone would pay for this low quality when you can get 320K from Spotify for $9.99 a month. Plus if you factor in actually purchasing Mp3's it makes even less sense to go with Amazon for the general population.


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Why bother uploading all your music when you can have it all plus more in better quality. That's my point. Sure for some people it might make sense. But for most people it's a waste of time and money. Spotify does the same thing except almost every song is already in the cloud at higher quality.


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I don't know anything about Spotify, does it do this 'match' thing? If so then I totally agree. There has to be a catch though or why isn't there any news on it.. ?