Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is a streaming and desktop audio player that works on both Mac and PC. The player accesses all your music purchased through Amazon.com, specifically using AutoRip for CDs and LPs you've previously purchased.
All of your purchases are available to stream and you can also download them locally and have the files auto imported into iTunes.
Simple streaming and local playback
Since the focus of Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is to access your purchases of CDs, vinyl, and mp3s, having an Amazon account is required. Depending on how many albums or singles you've purchased, they will be loaded automatically into the app.
You can also designate a local folder to upload music into the player so your local library of music is accessible from the cloud. Amazon Cloud Player for Mac also has the ability to create playlists and download your albums from the cloud to a local folder.
Designed for simplicity, there aren't many options, though you can manually adjust the size of the cache for streaming playback and restore removed music with a click.
It doesn't have access to the Amazon MP3 store directly from the app. Instead, it opens a new tab in a web browser.
Very easy to use
One of the best parts of Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is that it's very easy to use. You are given all your albums in an easy-to-see grid layout by default, but you can change it to a list view to see individual songs.
If you start typing anywhere in the Amazon Cloud Player for Mac window, it will automatically start searching for relevant songs or artists.
Downloading songs is simple. You drag-and-drop the album or songs into a small window on the right and the app starts downloading the songs.
Overall, Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is a streamlined program for listening to music bought through Amazon.
Meant for simple playback
The design of Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is meant for simplicity. You can play music, download songs from your Amazon account, and define local folders.
What you can't do it change streaming audio quality or change the theme. The black background highlights the album covers, but if you are missing the album cover from music, then you only have a generic album icon.
There is also no equalizer or presets in Amazon Cloud Player for Mac, so you have little control over the sound of your music.
Great for Amazon users
If you buy a lot of music through Amazon, then Amazon Cloud Player for Mac is perfect for you. It allows you to easily download all your purchased music and offers simple playback that will satisfy most users.
The lack of advanced options is disappointing, but is great for people who just want to listen to their collection through streaming or local means.