Amazon Cloud Player on Flash Free Mac
I run a Flash free installation on my MacBook Air, keeping the Chrome browser installed for the few situations that absolutely have to have flash.
The Amazon Cloud Player was (I thought) one of the situations that needed Flash. Turns out, changes made a few weeks ago allow the Cloud Player to function without Flash. What happened a few weeks ago - the Cloud Player began working on iOS devices.
With that knowledge in hand, I figured out how to run the Cloud Player in Safari without Flash installed. You need to go to the Safari preferences and turn on Developer mode, to get the Develop Menu.
Once you have navigated to the login page for the Cloud Player in Safari, go to the Develop menu and choose: User Agent -> Safari iOS 3.2.2 iPad. You will be told your browser is not compatible, but just click through. Voilá, you will have a functioning Cloud Player that won’t kill your battery and heat up your machine.
After 15 minutes of playing music, my fans are still running at baseline (2000 rpm). Running in Chrome (with Flash), my fans would be pushing 3000-4000 rpm after 15 minutes of use.