Differences Cloud Music Apple, Google and Amazon

Written By Irpan Paizal on Monday, November 21, 2011 | 7:02 PM

Already more than a week of digital music services popping up. First Match Apple released iTunes as digital music service, followed by Google Music, and the latest Amazon Cloud Player (digital music service that is integrated with Kindle Fire).

The three main competitors of digital music storage service offering similar products and also have the same mission, in which all three try to allow users to buy the latest music and access to existing digital library from multiple devices, via cloud computing.

But there are some differences of the three applications of digital music service that uses cloud media. Here are three differences :

1. Pricing
Google Music provides cost free for all its consumer, this includes access to the web, desktop and mobile. But Google's wearing a limit on the library as much as 20 thousand songs.

While iTunes Match charge USD24, 99 per year. The fee can be used to download 25 thousand songs, but this cost does not include the purchase of iTunes. While the Amazon Cloud Player to upload when users download songs for free up to 5GB. More than that, Amazon charges $ 20 per year, but Amazon provides the storage capacity of music that is not limited.

Conclusion: Google Music is superior among the three because it is free. But the cost of USD20 from Amazon seems to be very attractive given kapasistasnya unlimited.

2. Purchase Music
iTunes Music Store is the first service since 2003. In five years, iTunes has become the largest music retailer in the United States (U.S.). iTunes also search and purchasing process to offering music on the internet the easiest.

Amazon has a section of its website devoted to the purchase of MP3, but the search and purchase process is still hampered by issues of accessibility. While Google Music has a clean layout such as iTunes. However, purchase songs and albums are not grouped into one.

Conclusion: iTunes is the fastest application that is used to muncari and find songs to minimize hassle when purchasing music.

3. Upload and Download
Match iTunes that charge USD24, 99 per year, also allocate it to match the existing tracks in the library penguna with songs in its database. If a match is found, then the user does not need to upload them.

Amazon and Google provides the means to upload files. Where both teruntegrasi directly with iTunes to monitor a folder, for uploading a new song.

Conclusion: iTunes is one system that is really easy digunakan.Dan second place there is the Amazon is the better choice in menguduh and upload songs than Google Music.

4. Mobile Access
Listening to music does not have at home, with the presence of all three of these applications to make access easier to the mobile version of the music downloaded. Mobile solutions from Apple was the best. List of music can disingkronisasikan on all IOS devices, like iPhone, iPad, iPad and Apple TV.

While Amazon a bit easier by providing mobile applications for Android and the iPad. Although now not in the App Store, application aMusic seems intended for IOS users to access the Amazon Cloud Player.

Google deserves praise, because his music is not only compatible applications for Android, but also with other browsers such as the IOS that uses HTML5 support. GMusic application is one of the best options for IOS users.

Conclusion: Google, as it offers cross-platform friendly service.

Overall all storage platforms have advantages and disadvantages of each. For users of IOS, of course iTunes pengalamam Match offers the best user. For users of Android, Google Music definitely gives a lot of flexibility for mobile devices.

While Amazon offers a large storage to buy and download MP3, but not fully take advantage of cloud computing as well.

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