doubleTwist Integrates Amazon MP3 Store

doubleTwist, the iTunes-replacement created by DVD Jon for music syncing to a multitude of devices, including the iPhone, has just built in integration for the Amazon MP3 Store.

This was the big announcement heralded by the 1984 commercial spoof, according to TechCrunch, and 5 million songs are currently available... to some.

Unlike iTunes, doubleTwist with Amazon MP3 support is Mac and US-only right now (not that Amazon MP3 is widely available anyway -- what gives Amazon? You've been promising more for a long, long time now?!) with a PC version coming soon. US users, especially those who have many different devices, with non-Apple devices in the mix, may want to take a serious look at (we know Palm should!) And let's face it -- iTunes needs the competition!

If you're a doubleTwist user, let us know what you think of this new version.

Rene Ritchie

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  • Great, iTunes needs the competition. Can't wait for the windows version. Hopefully if I use it on 2 different pc's it will just allow me add more songs rather than wiping out what I already have just to sync to another pc.
  • I'm happy that itunes has the competition but amazon already automatically downloads into itunes. i guess it cuts out the browser but who cares
  • Just checked the website out and actually there is a windows version out..
    Although its a beta its better than nothing.
  • Where's the Linux version?
  • also to add onto my post earlier..
    i downloaded the windows version and tried it out.. didn't work though.
    turns out it only supports 2.x firmware and not 3.x yet
  • I agree. iTunes needs some competetion. I like how they mentioned the PSP. I might try that out. The only thing that looks out of place is how much it looks like iTunes. They at least could have designed their own UI. :O
  • "They at least could have designed their own UI"
    Yep. Or at least made the windows version look like a windows app. While I am happy about the possibility of using something other than iTunes to manage my music, an iTunes look-alike has me less than excited.
    Its not as slick, but as mentioned above Amazon will already put your purchases in your iTunes library. You can also share music, pictures, videos just as easily with a Dropbox account.
    Color me less than enthusiastic about DoubleTwist.
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