Amazon are looking to take on Apple’s iTunes app with a new Windows music desktop app. The program enables playing of cloud stored music as well as local stored content. It also enables downloading of music you have stored in Amazon Music so you can listen to the music offline.
I installed the program today and I have to say it works pretty well, it’s very fast and has a nice simple UI. I use Google’s cloud music solution at the moment but this looks like a nice alternative especially if you buy music from Amazon. The service runs on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Window 8 (32bit and 64bit).
It would be great to see a Windows Store version that would work on Windows RT as well as Windows 8 but this is a start. Amazon say a Mac version is in the works. You can get the app from Amazon.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.