Ford Drivers Rock Out With Voice-Activated Amazon Cloud Player

Drivers can connect the Amazon MP3 app on their Android smartphone to the SYNC AppLink to access the Cloud Player music library.

Ford vehicles equipped with the SYNC AppLink include the 2013 Ford Fiesta, Mustang, Focus, E-Series, C-MAX Hybrid, Expedition, Fusion, F-150 and Super Duty models, Amazon said.

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"We want customers to be able enjoy their entire music library wherever they want, from whatever device they choose. And we know that cars and music go hand-in-hand. That's why we're excited to bring Cloud Player to the car," said Steve Boom, Vice President of Digital Music for Amazon.

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Drivers will be able to hear music from their playlists by using either voice recognition or dashboard controls. They can access music stored in the Cloud Player or on their mobile phone.

Amazon has added several features to its Cloud Player in recent months.

In January, Amazon released AutoRip, a service giving customers free MP3 versions of CDs they bought from Amazon. In December 2012, Amazon unveiled Cloud Player for Samsung and Roku. In June, Amazon released Cloud Player for iPhone and iPod touch.

In July 2012, Amazon unveiled scanning and match technology letting users import music into Amazon Cloud Player by scanning their iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries.

For more information, customers can visit Amazon Cloud Player for Ford.