Amazon Music removes ability to upload MP3s, will shutter storage service

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One feature of Amazon Music allows users to upload their own MP3 files from other sources, but that service is shutting down over the next year or so. According to a help page on Amazon’s website, the company will end its Amazon Music Storage subscription service in January 2019. An official date hasn’t been released, but once the storage service ends, users won’t be able to play or download MP3s they previously uploaded.

Amazon already removed the ability to upload personal MP3s to Amazon Music through its PC and Mac apps earlier this week. The company’s dedicated music importer software shuttered even earlier, back in 2015.

Both free and paid customers of Amazon Music Storage will be affected by this recent decision: free users, who were able to upload up to 250 files, can play and download any of that music until January 2019. Free users should download their previously uploaded tracks before January 2019, because those will become inaccessible through Amazon Music at that time.

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Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets