mSpot lands in Europe, lets you take your music wherever you go

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I’m a big fan of music streaming startup Rdio, but one thing it does not do (and probably never will): let me upload the music I already owned before I subscribed to their service so I can stream it on the go (it does have an iTunes syncing feature, but it’s limited to the music they’ve licensed).

Enter mSpot, a music locker service that does exactly that: let people carry around the music they’ve already paid for. And today, mSpot is formally launching in Europe.

mSpot lets you upload your music to the cloud, after which it can be streamed from a multitude of devices, ranging from PCs, Macs, tablets and hundreds of handsets – including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm and various feature phones.

Welcome aside: music can be streamed over WiFi, 3G or 4G.

We’ve repeatedly covered the company in the past, for instance when they landed on Android, the iPhone and Google TV.

To be clear, Europeans were already able to use the service and download the company’s mobile apps, but CEO Daren Tsui informs me they’ve never made much noise about mSpot in these parts, and that they’re at a stage where they can market the service more intensively as the company establishes European support teams and more.

In the United States, mSpot offers movie and Internet radio streaming alongside its music-in-the-cloud offering, but in Europe only the latter will be available (in beta). The service is free of charge, but limited to 2GB of storage. The company’s business model is basically freemium: users can upgrade to get more storage if 2GB just won’t cut it.

It certainly works well for me: both uploading (via a small desktop application) and streaming music from my iPhone functions quite smoothly.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

  • http://www.myselfanand.com/ myselfanand

    MSpot on Android is also now taking advantage of Google’s voice commands on Android, so users can pick a song or an artist by voice and immediately have it

  • http://www.psonar.com/ Richard

    Other services already exist in Europe that do this, such as Psonar (http://www.psonar.com/), Audiobox (http://audiobox.fm/) and Tunesbag (http://www.tunesbag.com/) although Psonar is the only one that offers unlimited storage and streaming plus unlimited upload/download to any of your devices for free.

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  • http://www.cybernoeticman.com Cybernoeticman

    too bad you need wifi for these mobile music services :( You can’t use it with you ipod touch at non-wifi spot, and if you use your cellular network, you gotta pay extra money. Why can’t there be a radio music service that allows you to mash up your own music? Is that just technically impossible to interface your mobile phone with radio waves?

    If we had smartdust, then I imagine there would be ubiquitous networks, you can find out about smartdust here: http://www.cybernoeticman.com/2011/01/getting-back-to-our-futurist-themes.html

    • Cybernoeticman

      what I mean is that. I love Pandora music for example, Pandora happens to be an internet radio station. But I can’t use radio waves to connect to pandora, and have an interface on my mobile device to select what I want. You gotta be in an office with wifi network built-in in order to enjoy streaming music that you select.

      Is there no such radio-interfacing-ipod technology available?

  • NovajkLein

    I am in Belgium and been using Audiogalaxy since 2 months – fantastic. I have my 300GB music with me on iPhone and my wife’s Android. mSpot has no chance on it. How much they charge for 300GB?

    • http://robinwauters.com Robin Wauters

      Will check out Audiogalaxy, thanks. To answer your question, mSpot charges $3.99 for 40GB in the US, and will soon set pricing for European users.

    • http://twitter.com/habasch Raphael Moser

      But Audiogalaxy streams the music from your computer. So the machine with your sound needs to be on all the time. Not really “music in the cloud”.

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  • http://twitter.com/varun578 varun patil

    it’s really nice,thank you mspot. maskpage.com

  • http://www.stefanobernardi.com/ stefanobernardi

    I’ve been using http://audiobox.fm for quite a bit, and it’s the best.

  • FiatLux

    Is there actually any value to this service for iPhone and Android users? I mean, why would I stream 2GB of music when I have it (most likely) locally stored on my iPhone and Android. It’s a downgraded substitute, no??

  • Jay_sacked

    Problems:

    1. Free wifi isn’t anywhere near as common in Europe as it is in Europe
    2. Streaming over 3g or 4g sounds good, but carriers are now deceasing data caps more and more
    3. It’s competing with Spotify. The services are quite different, but the target audience is the same and Spotify is an outstanding service.

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