Amazon Cloud player for Android gets Ford SYNC support

Amazon’s Cloud player MP3 service is going to get better, with new added support to Ford SYNC by way of Android. The giant e-commerce retailer today announced that its Cloud Player app is now available in Ford vehicles equipped with the car maker’s Sync AppLink in-car infotainment system.

This is a kick-ass feature that’ll allow users the added convenience of playing their music library through their Cloud player app on their Android phones. The app wirelessly connects to Ford SYNC, and it is controlled by simple voice commands or dashboard audio controls.

Discussing this move to vehicle technology, Steve Boom, vice president of digital music for Amazon, said in a statement:

“We want customers to be able enjoy their entire music library wherever they want, from whatever device they choose.” He continued saying “And we know that cars and music go hand-in-hand. That’s why we’re excited to bring Cloud Player to the car.”

Ford SYNC AppLink service is pretty awesome, it’s in a million vehicles, including the 2013 Fiesta, Mustang, Expedition, Fusion, F-150, Super Duty, Focus, E-Series, and C-MAX.

Ford is trying to make its SYNC service the industry leader in infotainment systems. To help move things further along, the motor company in January announced that it was opening its Developer Program for its AppLink service. So don’t be surprised if more companies like Amazon start to announce their apps being able to support the platform.

Amazon Cloud Player lets users store all MP3s purchased from Amazon, plus up to 250 extra songs from your computer for free.

[via pcmag]

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