While we not-so-patiently wait for Apple to let you stream your iTunes library to your iPhone, mSpot has taken the liberty of doing it for them. It's true! And here's how it works.
The service seems pretty much identical to the Android version released this June; your library is stored in mSpot's cloud, and can be accessed via either desktop or iOS devices whenever you choose. And the rates seem reasonable: free cloud storage up to 2GB, while 40GB will cost you $4/month.
Just a patch until Apple finally comes around to iTunes Live? Maybe! But if that wait is long enough, and mSpot proves reliable, we may not need Cupertino's cloud after all.
mSpot Puts iTunes Music in the Cloud for iPhone Users
Palo Alto, Calif. (December 15, 2010)-Popular cloud entertainment provider
mSpot, Inc., today went live with the iPhone version of its popular cloud music
service that offers users fast, easy access to their music collections via smart
phones, PCs/Macs® and Internet TV. The service enables users to quickly upload
their music to the mSpot Cloud and then immediately start listening from both
desktop browsers and iPhones for free. It is currently available at www.mspot.com
for PC and Mac, and in the Apple® App Store. The early Android version of the
service launched in June of this year already has over 1 million downloads.
"We're giving you the "next generation" iTunes experience. By putting your music in
the cloud, you can access it anytime and anywhere you go, and on different devices,
such as your iPhone, iPad, Mac/PC or Internet TV," said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui.
"Listening to your music on multiple devices is now truly easy; it doesn't require
manual syncing and troublesome cords."
How does it work? First, go to www.mSpot.com and put your iTunes collection
from your PC/Mac into your own personal music locker on the Internet. Once you've
uploaded your music "into the Cloud", you can access it anytime, anywhere from
your iPhone or any PC/Mac. Secondly, go to The Apple App Store and download
the mSpot Music app for your iPhone. All your online music will automatically be
accessible on your phone. mSpot offers free cloud storage for the first 2 gigabytes
(approximately 1600 songs): Additional storage is available for purchase; 40
gigabytes for $3.99 per month.
mSpot Music Features:
• Instant access to music collections from mobile, PC/Mac and Internet TV.
• Smart syncing across devices: No USB cords required; instantly syncs music
from the cloud to user's mobile; avoids playback interruptions.
• Automatically exports playlist, metadata, cover art, and more from iTunes.
• Continuous playback, even during spotty cellular coverage.
• Airplane mode: play cached songs on the phone without network connectivity.
•"Live Lyrics": read the words to select favorite songs as they play on mobile.
•"Streaming only" option for users who want to save all the storage on their
mobiles for other media.