Announced back in Mai and launched after, mSpot reports today that its streaming music service has been downloaded 500,000 times since its June 28 launch. Additionally, mSpot has announced today that it's offering new features including further storage options that allow users to keep up to 40 GB of music in the cloud as well as voice-activated features via Google Voice. The mSpot music service enables users to quickly upload their music to the mSpot Cloud and then immediately start listening from both desktop browsers and mobile phones for free (2 GB or ~1600 songs). As of today, users can choose to access 40 GB of storage (~32,000 songs) for US$ 3.99 a month.
"We speculated a year ago that the demand for cloud based entertainment would be on the rise due to the growing number of media capable devices coming to market such as smartphones, set-top boxes, tablets and PCs," said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui. "What we didn't expect is how quickly the demand skyrocketed, as exhibited by our early organic growth just on Android."
Other new features include:
- Voice activated playback via song/artist/album search for Android
- Prioritized uploading by Artist, Album and Playlists
- Option to stream music (not save on phone) to conserve SD card space
- Load songs quickly on the phone via USB sideloading
The improved music app is now available in the Android Market and to all PC and Mac users at www.mspot.com.
Cheers ~ Arne