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CloudPlayer lets you mix and match your local and cloud-stored music
Music streaming is fast and convenient, but if you want full control over your listening experience, you can’t beat locally stored tracks. The only problem? Local storage is, well, local. If you want to listen to your music on a different device, you’ll need to put in some work. But let’s be honest here, you’re more likely to just give up and do something else.
This is where doubleTwist’s CloudPlayer comes in handy. This music player can scan your cloud storage (Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive) and play any tracks it detects. Think of it as your very own streaming service, one without any kind of restrictions. Just upload the tracks you own, and you’re good to go.
In a new update, CloudPlayer gained the ability to back up playlists to the cloud. Starting in version 1.2.3, any playlist you create will be automatically backed up to the cloud and synced across devices. No more lost playlists, no more annoying differences between the playlists on your smartphone and those on your tablet.
Cloud playlists can include locally stored music, so you’re not limited to cloud-saved music. You can save your favorites on the device so they’re accessible at all times, and keep everything else at arm’s length on your storage service.
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