Mobile Portable Media

Amazon, Ford Add Your Cloud Music Library to SYNC

Amazon, Ford Add Your Cloud Music Library to SYNCFord and Amazon announced earlier this month that the [amazon_link id=”B004FRX0MY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon Cloud Player for Android[/amazon_link] now integrates with Ford SYNC AppLink. What’s this mean? Full access to your music library in the cloud, without wires, controllable by your car and with your voice.

Ford SYNC-compatible vehicles equipped with AppLink include the recent model year C-MAX, Focus, Fusion, Fiesta, and Mustang, plus the F-150 and Super Duty trucks. In all of these vehicles, you can now enjoy any song or playlist from your Amazon MP3 cloud library, whether it’s on your Android phone or in the cloud. And with Amazon now adding MP3 copies of many of your CD purchases from the past 15 years with AutoRip, this has the potential to make a large music library readily available in your vehicle—all from the cloud.

Like all good SYNC features, you can control the Cloud Player from your Ford’s head unit, from steering wheel buttons, and with voice commands. You can get the Amazon MP3 Player app from [amazon_link id=”B004FRX0MY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Amazon[/amazon_link] or from Google Play.

Amazon isn’t talking yet about similar integration plans for other vehicles or mobile OS platforms.

Read: Amazon’s product announcement.


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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.