mSpot : Cloud Music for iOS. But for how long?
mSpot has been around for a while now on Android. And today they launched their iOS app in Apple’s App Store. What mSpot does is allow you to upload your music to your own mini cloud server, and then you can access it from anywhere you have an internet connection, via your mSpot app on whichever major mobile platform you prefer.
There is a limit on the number of devices you can sync with, and also a limit of 2GB on the uploads you can make for free. So it does seem that somewhere inside mSpot’s business model there is some kind of lip service being paid to perceived music industry fears about this service.
If you have a lot of music then an optional 40GB package is available for $3.99 a month. And presumably the music companies, and eventually movie companies (mSpot plans to bring a streaming movie service to us also) will be getting a cut of that.
On their corporate website mSpot report that they work “closely with all four of the major music labels (Sony, EMI, Warner and Universal)”, as well as movie companies for plans for bringing streaming movies to us on the move also.
One wonders how much of the $3.99 per month premium package music companies are seeing, and how long it will be before they want a bigger slice of the pie? Especially now mSpot has hit iTunes.
Have you tried mspot? Do you think it faces a bumpy future? Have your say in the comments…