mSpot's biggest advantage over other streaming music services and tools is that it can sync your iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists and music to the cloud. The cloud, in this case, is a term used to describe online storage for your music that is easily available from mobile devices and other computers.
From there, you can listen to the music you own on your Android-powered mobile phone, even on a plane with no Internet access, or share the music via a mSpot web player at a friend's house. No longer are you limited to streaming a catalog of music, with a monthly fee. mSpot lets you stream and sync the Beatles albums you purchased, a live Pearl Jam show you bought years ago, or the coolest, fastest rising indie bands that aren't yet available on services like Rhapsody -- and all with no monthly subscription for the first 2 gigabytes of stored music.
"Consumers can be entertained anywhere, on all kinds of devices," Daren Tsui, CEO of mSpot told WalletPop in a phone interview, explaining that with this mix of devices that may include an Android phone, iPad, MacBook Pro and a Windows-powered desktop, "Syncing becomes increasingly difficult."
mSpot removes the hassle of plugging in devices and manually syncing them so that all of your music is available on all of your devices. I've been using mSpot for the past few weeks to keep my collection of music synced between an iPad and a Motorola Droid as well as listening on a work PC and a home PC using the web player. The ability to sync my music to my devices without a hassle is nothing short of amazing, especially when you consider that I am using iTunes to manage the music and then wirelessly syncing with an Android phone.
The mSpot service will stream your music library to your mobile device and even store music offline so that you can listen to it on a plan or in an area with poor reception. During my use of mSpot I finally started looking at my Android phone as a music player since the syncing service just works and the mSpot app looks great compared to the stock Android music player. If you have an iPhone or a BlackBerry don't worry, Tsui assured WalletPop that support for these devices is in the works; in the meantime you should still check out the web streaming service.
mSpot offers all users 2GB of free storage and syncing, approximately 1,600 songs, that works on Windows, Macs and syncs to your Android phone and the web. If you have a larger collection you can purchase more storage from mSpot; 10GB (8,000 songs) for $2.99, 20GB (16,000 songs) for $4.99, 50GB for $9.99 and even 100GB for $13.99 per month.
To borrow a word from Steve Jobs, mSpot is magical. I'm not easily impressed with mobile software but mSpot has revolutionized how I use my Android smart phone. Before mSpot, my Droid was a smart phone that worked well with Pandora and Rhapsody but didn't have much, if any, of my own music on it because syncing and playback were a pain. Now, with mSpot my Android device has local copies of my music and even my iTunes playlists so that I can easily listen to what I want, when I want. If you have an Android phone, you need to try mSpot.