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Downloading Your Music
Amazon MP3 purchases are saved in Cloud Player for free and don't count against any applicable storage limit. After you have completed your purchase and it has been saved to Cloud Player, you can download it to your Mac or PC computer, or a compatible device.
Downloading Music to Your Computer
Downloading completed purchases with the Amazon MP3 Downloader
The Amazon MP3 Downloader is software you'll use along with Amazon Cloud Player to manage your music. The Downloader is a piece of software that works with your system's web browser to download entire albums or playlists and automatically import them into iTunes or Windows Media Player.
If you choose to download your album purchase to your computer, you'll see a prompt to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader if it's not already installed on your computer.
Downloading completed purchases through your browser
You can choose to download files using your browser if you don't want to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader, but this method requires you to download songs from Cloud Player one at a time.
To download through your browser, select a single song to purchase or download, then click Skip installation in the "Install the Amazon Music Downloader" dialogue box. Choose Save when prompted to download the MP3 file via your Web browser and wait for the MP3 file to download completely.
Note: If you choose Open when prompted by your Web browser while downloading an MP3 file, your default media player will start but the file is not saved to your computer. You can download your purchase again at any time from Amazon Cloud Player.
Downloading from Amazon Cloud Player
Cloud Player allows you to select specific files to download one at a time or up to 500 at once. You can choose music to download using either the check boxes next to songs or through the drop-down menu. After selecting Download, Cloud Player will automatically launch the Amazon MP3 Downloader to deliver your files to your computer.
If you don't have the Amazon MP3 Downloader installed, it will prompt you to install it and authorise your device. If you've selected a single song, you can download it using your browser by choosing Skip installation when prompted to install.
Note: If you are prompted to open an .AMZ file, configure your settings to always use the Amazon MP3 Downloader to open .AMZ files. The .AMZ file type activates the Amazon MP3 Downloader and starts your MP3 file downloads.
After your music finishes downloading, the Amazon MP3 Downloader will import the downloaded music into iTunes or Windows Media Player, if you have either program installed and have chosen this option in the Amazon MP3 Downloader preferences. Visit Download Options and Preferences to learn more.Record Company Required Metadata
Some record companies require us to insert identifiers in the metadata that accompanies music when you download it from the Amazon MP3 Store or Cloud Player. Learn More.
Locating your Download
The Amazon MP3 Downloader lets you download files directly to your desktop or to a specific music folder and will import those files into either iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Locating Files on your computer
When the Amazon MP3 Downloader saves music to your computer, it's stored in the "Amazon MP3" folder located within the "My Music" folder in Windows, or the "Music" folder on a Mac. We recommend using the default folder, but you can change this setting if you wish.
Importing Music into iTunes or Windows Media Player
The Amazon MP3 Downloader always saves your MP3 download to your default Download Folder. If you have iTunes or Windows Media Player installed on your computer, the Amazon MP3 Downloader will also automatically import your content into your music library.
Visit Download Options and Preferences to learn more.
Setting Cloud Player to Auto-Download New Purchases
You can set your preference to have MP3 purchases automatically downloaded from Cloud Player to your computer at any time through the Settings menu. This preference must be set for each computer or compatible device.
To set your preference:
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