As cloud storage gains popularity and compatibility grows more and more difficult, MyMusicCloud aims to take the concept of cloud-based music storage and turn it into a more personalized, user-friendly experience. Built by Triplay, the service enables users to sync their iTunes, WinAmp and Windows Media Player libraries across virtually every type of mobile phone, tablet or computer out there – creating a seamless, cross-platform solution.
How It Works
The service grants users access either online from the company’s website, or via iOS, Ovi, Android or BlackBerry applications. Users first upload their digital music collections online, which then gets populated universally across a wide range of mobile and desktop devices. Once the songs get stored on the company’s remote servers, they can be accessed from multiple handsets and computers, allowing for a seamless mix and match from one device to the other.
Users can also create their own playlists and portable queues, meaning that they can begin one playlist on their desktop and pick up where they left off on their iPhone.
The MyMusicCloud store also offers over 11 million songs with prices starting at $0.19 and allows users to view song lyrics, crop ringtones and share their musical taste with their Facebook friends (available only to US, Canada, and UK users).
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MyMusicCloud has been quietly gaining the attention of some of the biggest names in technology, and reportedly has more deals in the works. The company has struck strategic partnerships with Google Drive by integrating as their music storage player, Toshiba as a preloaded music synching service (available on all new Toshiba devices), and Dropbox by enabling user to synchronize their Dropbox music library to all of their devices. The've also recently closed a $5 million round of financing and has reportedly launched in 29 countries.
While MyMusicCloud is a great idea for a seamless and multi-compatible cloud music experience, one concern is that users may end up using more bandwidth then they’d like to by putting all their music on the cloud, which in turn has them highly dependent on their ISPs. If the connection goes down, then what? However, the app is said to make already downloaded music available for offline listening enjoyment.
MyMusicCloud offers free online storage of up to 2GB of songs, but users can spend $10/year for an additional 5GB, $20/year for 10GB, or $40/year for 20GB.
Check it out for yourself at MyMusicCloud.com.