Amazon introduces scan and match technology with 256 Kbps quality

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Aug 1, 2012
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  1. 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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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

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

    The Admiral Ackbar in me smells a trap.
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I like the price on the cloud drive, now I just want a Linux client.
  4. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    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.
  5. andrewi31

    andrewi31 TS Rookie

    No, and why should the care? They are selling storage for your music.
  6. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    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.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    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.. ?

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