By Max Clarke

Amazon have today unveiled their cloud music player, the Amazon Cloud Drive. Available for the web and for Android, music can be uploaded onto the virtual Cloud Drive space from anywhere as well as bought from Amazon’s MP3 store, and can then be played on any PC, Mac or Android tablet.

"We're excited to take this leap forward in the digital experience," said Bill Carr, vice president of Movies and Music at Amazon. "The launch of Cloud Drive, Cloud Player for Web and Cloud Player for Android eliminates the need for constant software updates as well as the use of thumb drives and cables to move and manage music."

It is hoped that Amazon’s new virtual service will boost MP3s sales for the Seattle based web giant, and strengthen yet further the company’s strong profits, which were up 36% for the end of 2010.

"Our customers have told us they don't want to download music to their work computers or phones because they find it hard to move music around to different devices. Now, whether at work, home, or on the go, customers can buy music from Amazon MP3, store it in the cloud and play it anywhere", explains Carr.