CloudScene media players must communicate with the web service in order to operate. The service is hosted by Amazon for speed, security, scalability and resilience. All communication with the web service is via secure, encrypted (HTTPS) channels. CloudScene offers status monitoring, user authorisation and management tools.

Media players are directed to fetch pre-loaded content from Amazon, or are provided with a URL (and authorisation) enabling them to directly obtain content from anywhere on the web or local (private) sources.

When content is uploaded to the web service by a user it is stored on Amazon's servers. Content is delivered to a player on-demand and locally cached.

Content fetched directly by a player (via a URL) is not uploaded to the web service. You can be assured that content provided by local servers remains completely private and secure.