“In the cloud…in the cloud…”
Yup, everything is moving to the cloud, and now Amazon wants to get a big piece of your music in the cloud. They recently introduced their cloud drive and paired it with their Cloud Player app. So, what is it and how can you use it in school? Well, they start you off with a free 5GB of storage for music you can upload to your digital locker. Then you use the cloud player app to stream music on any of your Android devices. If you buy an album from Amazon, ahhh–there’s the rub, you get a free 20GB trial for 1 year. Well, of course, I went ahead and bought a 30 Seconds to Mars album for $7.99 and scored my 20GB storage.
Sounds like a great idea. You would always have your music with you. In school–I always liked to play classical music or period pieces when studying history. In North Carolina, 4th graders study jazz, and to have a variety of music on my phone, which I could plug up to my speakers–golden!
How is the quality? Unfortunately you need wifi or a good 3G signal. Even at my desk in a rural county where Pandora streams well, I kept getting the connection error. So you need a good signal. Or you can download to your phone. Overall, a good idea. Maybe ahead of what Google wants to do, but then, if you snooze, you lose!