mSpot's Cloud-Based Music Streaming Services Opens To Public

The "cloud" has come a long way. A few years ago, only enterprises used clouds to serve files to various divisions, and hardly any consumer had access to one. Now, consumer-facing companies are pushing cloud services harder than ever before, in large part due to how cheap storage is becoming and how much easier it is to find broadband Internet access at home or on the road.

Music and multi-media are two aspects that rarely stay at home. Most content owners are in need of finding a solution for streaming or transporting their material for consumption on the go, and mSpot is a new company hoping to help in that regard. A few months ago, the service opened up in beta form, meaning that only a select few were able to download the desktop application, open up an account and upload their music.

But now, it's open to all. The free service starts at 2GB, but paid options are available to store up to 100GB of music. Once stored, users can access their content from most anywhere with a Web connection, with Android users in particular having a dedicated application for access to streams. You can sign up now for nothing and try it out; if you like it and need to add more storage, you can do so by paying between $2.99 to $13.99 per month. We're guessing that this is just the beginning of things; movies and photos can't be far behind now, and neither can the competition.