Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option
Amazon Music will end its streaming support for users' uploaded MP3 in 2019, the service announced this week with a statement on its website.
Amazon Music Storage subscription plans, which let users upload music from their Mac or PC and stream them alongside the in-app on-demand and radio options, will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2018. Then, the service will run until January 2019, when it will be removed entirely.
As of Monday this week, free plans -- which allow for 250 songs to be stored in the cloud -- are no longer able to upload new music to their MP3 locker.
Existing subscribers of the paid 250,000-song plan -- or newcomers signing up or upgrading before that Jan. 15 date -- will retain the ability to upload new music to their account until the service is disabled in 2019. Subscriptions cost $24.99 a year.
The changes will only impact music that's been imported. Tracks purchased from Amazon as MP3 or via AutoRip from CDs will remain available for playback and download.