Amazon makes MP3 catalogue available to iPhone users
Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, speaks at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite personal devices, in Santa Monica, Calif., in September. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Published Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:45PM EST
SEATTLE -- Amazon says iPhone and iPod Touch users will be able to buy music from its digital store for the first time beginning Thursday.
Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that its MP3 library has 22 million songs available.
Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, says that since the launch of the Cloud Player app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, customers have been asking for the ability to buy music from Amazon directly from their devices.
The Apple device users can browse Amazon's MP3 store for music using Apple's Safari Web browser. Music users buy gets saved to their Amazon Cloud Player libraries and can be downloaded or played instantly from Apple devices or other gadgets such as the Kindle Fire.