mSpot streams music from the cloud

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

mSpot has debuted its great gig in the sky: a free, cloud-based service that allows users to access their entire music collections across smartphones, PCs and Macs.

According to CEO Daren Tsui, mSpot operates by loading a background "smart application" to manage "day-to-day syncing" of a user's music library.

The service can also upload playlists, cover art, ratings and song information which may have been entered using iTunes or Windows Media Player.

"We recognize that portability is key to a compelling music experience for consumers, and the biggest challenge for music cloud services to tackle today," explained Tsui.

"[That is why we have] spent the past five years perfecting its proprietary over-the-air delivery technology so music plays from the cloud so fast it feels local - even when cell coverage is spotty or non-existent." 



He added that mSpot will initially be offered on the "latest" Android smartphones, with public availability of the service beginning in June 2010.