Mobile entertainment startup mSpot is debuting a free music cloud service today that allows you to sync your entire music collection across Android phones and PCs/Macs. You can upload your music into the mSpot Cloud, which is still in private beta, and then can listen to it from your browser and Android phones almost immediately. We have 500 invites for TechCrunch readers. You can sign up here with the code “TechCrunch”.
Here's how it works. The service's application that operates in the background of your computer managing the upload and day-to-day syncing of your music library. In addition, it can upload playlists, coverart, ratings and song information you may have entered using iTunes. The application will manage your music for you, making automatic updates whenever changes occur in your library, and on across different connected devices.
The service will be open to the public in the next few months. Right now, private beta users have free access to 2 gigabytes of storage but have the option of paying to upgrade to more storage.
Of course Lala did this as well, but Apple has shut that service down after acquiring it. And we expect that Apple will be launching a cloud-based version of iTunes soon, which would pose a serious threat to mSpot's offering.
Mspot is best known for its Mobile Movies site, which will let users stream full-length movies on their mobile phones, on the web, so you can enjoy mSpot's online streaming movie service on your computer. mSpot has struck deals with Paramount, Universal, Image Entertainment, and Screen Media Ventures to stream full-length movie rentals to users' PCs and cell phones, allowing you to switch between both devices as you pick up and leave off throughout a movie. The PC streaming functionality builds upon the mobile movie service mSpot launched last year. The service, which just launched an iPhone app, includes 1000 titles that can be streamed to both a computer and mobile device.