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The new Amazon Cloud Drive allows you to upload songs and then play them directly from the web from any computer or Android device. There are two ways to add music to your Amazon Cloud Player: (1) purchase it from the Amazon MP3 Store or (2) upload MP3s from your personal music library. Once songs are added to your Amazon Cloud Drive, they are available to you from the Amazon Cloud Player—which runs directly in your browser—or from the Amazon MP3 app, which must be downloaded onto your Android tablet or Android smartphone.

Read on to learn more about uploading MP3s to your Amazon Cloud Drive.

How do I upload songs to my Amazon Cloud Player?

To upload songs to Amazon, first ensure that you have the minimum system requirements. You must be running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, or an Apple Mac OS X computer with an Intel-based processor.

Next, visit www.amazon.com/mp3 and launch the Amazon Cloud Player (note: you must be logged in to your Amazon.com account). Next, click “Upload to your Cloud Drive” and click “Download Now.” Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Amazon MP3 Uploader.

From this point, the Amazon MP3 Uploader will automatically detect songs on your computer. You can select the MP3s you want to upload and uncheck the ones you do not want to upload. If you don’t see your songs in the Amazon MP3 Uploader window, click “browse for more music” along the top.

How do I view the music I just uploaded?

Go to www.amazon.com/mp3 and launch the Amazon Cloud Player. You can also click Amazon Cloud Player in the top-right hand corner of the Amazon MP3 Uploader. Once the upload is complete, it should be automatically sorted by Artist, Album, etc. You can also see recently uploaded music by clicking the “Latest Uploads” link under playlists on the left-hand side of your Amazon Cloud Player.

What types of files are supported by the Amazon MP3 Uploader?

You’ll have the best results with non-DRM MP3 and AAC music files. This includes MP3s that were downloaded from Amazon.com and DRM-free AAC and M4A files downloaded or ripped in iTunes. Files that aren’t supported include WMA, M4P, WAV, AC3, OGG, APE and FLAC files.

You can easily convert most files to a compatible format using iTunes, or by choosing different rip settings in Windows Media Player.

How do I add songs from the Amazon MP3 Store to my Cloud Drive?

When you purchase songs from the Amazon MP3 Store, they are automatically added to your Amazon Cloud Drive. Furthermore, songs purchased from the Amazon MP3 Store do not count against your storage quota. If you’ve previously downloaded MP3s prior to the release of Amazon Cloud Player, you can upload them normally using the Amazon MP3 Uploader—however, they will use up your allotted space.

How do I download songs from the Amazon Cloud Player?

You can download any song that you’ve previously uploaded. This is handy as a backup tool for your music. With the Amazon Cloud Player open, click the arrow next to the song title when you mouse-over. Choose “Download.” Note that the Amazon Cloud Player will ask you if you’d like to use the Amazon MP3 Downloader. This is not necessary, but may make it easier to manage your downloads.

Can other people access my Amazon Cloud Player?

The Amazon Cloud Player is not intended to be a file sharing service. In order to gain access to your songs, you have to be logged in under your Amazon.com account. Never give out your Amazon username or password, since this will also allow users to make purchases using your account.

How do I delete songs from my Amazon Cloud Player?

You cannot delete songs from within Amazon Cloud Player. Instead, you must go to your Amazon Cloud Drive (look for the link on the left-hand side) and then locate your songs in the “Music” folder. Check the file or folder you’d like to delete and choose “Delete.”