MOG Brings Streaming Music To iPhone And Android Platforms For $10/Month - HotHardware
MOG Brings Streaming Music To iPhone And Android Platforms For $10/Month

MOG Brings Streaming Music To iPhone And Android Platforms For $10/Month

iTunes has the music market locked down in some ways, but there are still subscription-based services out there gaining traction simply because it's a market that Apple has shunned. There's no way to pay iTunes a monthly premium in order to stream as much music as you'd like, but that functionality will soon be coming to the iPhone anyway.

MOG is making a name for themselves this week by introducing an "all-you-can-eat" styled music download service that's meant to be used on iPhone and Android smartphones, and the good news is that the $10/month service fee allows users to also stream music on their desktops. What's notable is that this isn't a download-and-save service; you can stream tunes, but it doesn't seem that you get to keep a local copy on your own system. That's probably why it's cheaper than Rhapsody-To-Go, which runs $15/month.

The app should be coming in early Q2 if it can pass through Apple's filters, and it just might pressure Apple into seeing what revenue they're missing out on by ignoring the streaming market. Any music, any time to the iPhone or Android? We're sold.


With MOG All Access Mobile, users will be able to access MOG’s full music catalog of seven million songs from a smartphone. Features include:

  • On-demand listening: Users can listen to any artist, album, or song, on-demand, in unlimited amounts.
  • MOG Radio: Users can hear an unending stream of music based on a track or artist, with full control over how many similar artists are mixed in. Because MOG Radio is built right into the play queue, the music never has to stop.
  • Music discovery technology: With an innovative slider control, users can decide if they want to listen to true “artist only” radio, or allow for the introduction of similar artists into the playlist queue.
  • Seamless integration between website and mobile: Users can access the playlists they make at MOG.com for on-the-go listening. They can also bookmark favorites while using the mobile app that are then integrated into their personal library.
  • My Downloads: Users can, in unlimited fashion, download songs to their phone into a “local cache” so they can continue to listen to music even when out of cell or WiFi range.
  • HQ Audio: Users can download songs at the standard rate of 64 kbps or turn on HQ downloads to save the song as a larger file with higher audio quality.

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I find this interesting for one reason on a personal level. Sarah's old hard drive crashed, luckily most of her photo's and stuff as well as personal files were backed up to the secondary. So when I reinstalled windows and recovered what I could from the old HD I got everything pretty much except her documents folder. Everything besides Music was backed up, but that file was lost.

So the computer is up fine everything except music was recovered. Sarah started to re-download everything as well as reorganize her music. Then she found a streaming service which was free, and upon her own preference started using that.

She is nowhere near as adept on a PC as me although she is above a general user PC knowledge wise. She however prefers and still uses the streaming. So on a general user level I could see this as a major thing in the future as is streaming video.

So this may very well be the next big thing as well as a big thing financially for this company and others like it especially on a mobile platform.

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Intresting but the price will stack up over a time period when u could use on music dled from iTunes which is forever.

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What's the news? Ever heard about spotify????????

Well they don't have an american version me knowingly but there's Spotify streaming (and caching makes it possible to lissen offline) for 10$ or so a month here in europe and they have a desktop version too..(woo Europe gets something before america...) ;-) /XD out

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Somehow I can see this easily being killed in the approval process. It really wouldn't surprise me if Apple liked the idea enough to come out with their own version of streaming music within the next year.

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Sounds good just wonder how that streaming will work out on a 3G network? I do not own a I-phone but I hear they are data hogs this certainly will not help matters. We shall see.

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I too, think that if it makes a decent amount of money, Apple will find a way to kill the app and do it themselves. They do have the resources, don't they?

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Hey Rapid1? I had that happen to me as well. Did you know there are apps out there that can pull all your songs off your Ipod and recreate your library so you don't have to redownload all the same music. That is of course, if you don't let Itunes update upon connecting, and you have all your library in the ipod.

My laptop pooped out on me, and I was able to rebuild my entire libary! I am not sure about this streaming thing though? I guess being old school, I never trust being connected all the time and paying for it as well, when faster streaming means others are looking for ways to hack faster as well. Unless they give you a Lifelock service along with stream accounts like this.

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