AutoRip gives buyers a digital version of CDs purchased from the online retailer since 1998, which is automatically added to their Cloud Player account.
Amazon has announced a new service that gives customers a free MP3 version of a CD they have bought from the online retailer. AutoRip works for past, present, and future purchases, automatically adding the MP3s to customers’ Cloud Player libraries.
Those who have purchased AutoRip CDs since Amazon first opened its Music Store in 1998 will find the MP3 versions of those albums in their library. More than 50,000 albums are available for AutoRip and more are being added all the time. These can be identified by the AutoRip arrows logo.
The free digital copies can be played on any Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPod touch, Samsung TVs, Roku, Sonos, and any web browser. Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO, said:
What would you say if you bought music CDs from a company 15 years ago, and then 15 years later that company licensed the rights from the record companies to give you the MP3 versions of those CDs… and then to top it off, did that for you automatically and for free? Well, starting today, it’s available to all of our customers – past, present, and future – at no cost. We love these opportunities to do something unexpected for our customers.