It's taken a year, but Amazon today announced the availability of its Cloud Player app for Apple's iOS platform. This is a big move for the web giant as the app is a direct competitor to Apple's own iTunes iCloud service. 

With the app, which was previously only available for Android, users can stream or download music stored in their Amazon Cloud account on any Apple device. 

Introduced in 2011, Amazon Cloud gives users 5 GB of digital storage space for free. More space can be purchased for a yearly fee that ranges from $20 (for 20 GB) to $1,000 (for 1 TB). 

The app features all the usual music player controls and lets users sort and search for music by Artist, Albums, Songs, Genres.

You can download the Amazon Cloud Player app for free from the Apple App Store now for free. But if you have an iPad, beware: while the app will work, it's not designed for tablets.

[via CNET]