CloudAmpz Will Stream Your Favorite Music from the Cloud
Cloud storage is already quite popular. And with each passing year, the number of users continues to grow. Not too long ago, we talked about Rainbow, an application that lets you manage files on multiple cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Box, and so on. Naturally, many choose to store their music libraries in the cloud, enabling all of their devices to have access to one remote music store.
Some Android cloud storage apps, such as the official Dropbox client, require you to download a file first in order to listen to it. However, XDA Forum Member fusego created an app that allows you to stream your music directly from Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive. You can also add music stored on your SD card.
CloudAmpz allows you to play many of the most commonly used formats like MP3, FLAC, and OGG. It automatically downloads album art from MusicBrainz, and even allows you to cast music to your Chromecast. And when casting, you can even display song lyrics thanks to the application’s ChartLyrics integration.
If you’re not afraid of using up some bandwidth and want to give a great cloud-based solution a try, you can get started over at the application thread.
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