If you’re the proud owner of a BMW or MINI connected vehicle and happened to use Amazon’s Cloud Player for iOS, you’ll definitely want to check out the app’s latest update. Amazon has announced an update to Cloud Player that brings integration with BMW apps and MINI connected vehicles.

Here are the details from Amazon’s press release (via MacRumors):

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the availability of Amazon Cloud Player for iOS in BMW Apps and MINI Connected-equipped vehicles from model year 2011 forward. Amazon Cloud Player customers using iPhone and iPod Touch devices can now conveniently access their music using the vehicle’s controller and screen. For more information, customers can visit amazon.com/cloudplayer/auto.

Customers will love the integration of Amazon Cloud Player for BMW Apps and MINI Connected vehicles because they will be able to:

  • Easily access their music playlists stored in Amazon Cloud Player with the convenience of using dashboard controls.
  • Enjoy music in high-quality up to 256kbps audio.
  • Free up local storage space on their phones by storing and accessing music in the cloud.
  • Get rid of bulky CDs for easier music listening in the car.

If you’re invested in Amazon’s services and own one of the required vehicles, this is a must-have update. In my opinion, the convenience of being able to access your Cloud Player playlists and free up some precious iPhone/iPod touch space in the process is priceless. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be available for iPad users at the moment.

For more information on Amazon Cloud Player for iOS, head on over to the App Store using this link.