Actually, you can’t. Not directly to your iPad to download music from Amazon MP3, you will get an error on Amazon MP3 web site stating that this device does not currently support multimedia downloads. However, you can stream from Amazon Cloud Player using your Safari browser. You just won’t be able to download the music directly to your iPad without first saving it to your PC or Mac first. This because Amazon forces you to download their proprietary software to your PC or Mac to be organized in such an app like iTunes. With Amazon Cloud Player, it automatically sync to iTunes and add the file on to there as an option. You can still download other type of music or movies or any files you need to download from any other web sites. My tips for downloading music from Amazon MP3 is use Splashtop or iTeleport, a remote desktop software for your iPad. Update below.
Where can I download Music, or Where can I download Music Free? Amazon MP3 has them, and sometimes, they even give it away free or at a low price, like $1 for the whole Album of Lady Gaga Music Album. That was then, now, it’s back to regular price. But I always get those questions, and I always tell them, if you don’t have iTunes, go to Amazon MP3 as an alternative to iTunes.
So once I found a place to download my music, which app do I use on my iPad? I use Filer, and the best way is to use the built-in browser in Filer. Here’s how I do it.
Filer (iTunes Link): $3.99 Universal App
In Filer, there is a Browse button and a Download button. Use the Browse button first to navigate to the site you want to download the app from. Once you are ready to download, just click on the Download button first, then click on the link. That should do it. After I download from Filer, I then put it on my shared folder on Dropbox. You have to set this up first by adding Dropbox to the Folder. Just click on the + button like as if you are adding a folder and select either Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk or WebDAV. I pick Dropbox, enter in my username and password and click on Connect to Dropbox.
To move the files to Dropbox, you have to make sure the file is already downloaded. Then click on the arrow > on the file you want to move to Dropbox, then under Files Location, click on Files > with an arrow then go down to one of your Dropbox folder and select that folder, click on it and a Select Icon next to the Dropbox folder will appear. You’re done, just click on the Files button on top left to go back and you’ll see your file disappeared from your Filer main folder.
Filer can also stream the files, either movies or music, so it’s a good way to listen to your music that you have on your Dropbox account or any online sharing subscription to your iPad. You can also download photos to your iPad with Filer.
PC World has a post about Amazon Cloud Player is compatible on iOS as stream only, not download. (PC World Link)
For now, there is no way to download music from Amazon mp3 with your iPad since the iPad rely on iTunes to place your music to iTunes.
Update: You can download Amazon Cloud Player now and download all your music from there.