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How the Amazon Cloud Player Works


Getting Started with the Amazon Cloud Player
You'll encounter this screen the first time you open the Amazon Cloud Player.
You'll encounter this screen the first time you open the Amazon Cloud Player.
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Here's what you'll see the first time you open the Amazon Cloud Player, before you load any music on your Cloud Drive.
Here's what you'll see the first time you open the Amazon Cloud Player, before you load any music on your Cloud Drive.
Screenshot by Stephanie Crawford for HowStuffWorks.com

To open the Amazon Cloud Player, start by going to Amazon.com and signing in to your account. Then, hover your mouse over "Your Digital Items" in the upper right, and click "Your Cloud Drive" from the drop-down menu. If you have trouble with the menu, you can also click "Your Digital Items," find the Cloud Player section, and click "Your Cloud Drive Music." Amazon might ask you for your password, even if you're signed in, as an added security measure.

 The first time Amazon opens your Cloud Player, it will ask you to accept the terms of service and confirm you're human by answering a CAPTCHA security question. Once you've done this, Amazon takes you to the Cloud Player Web interface.

The Amazon Cloud Player has a look and feel similar to other popular media player software. Features include an interactive list of tracks, categories and playlists from a navigation menu at the upper left and large pause, play and other control buttons in the lower left.

Now that you've launched your Amazon Cloud Player, let's take a tour through its features for uploading, purchasing and managing your music.


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