mSpot is a cloud streaming music service and app that allows users to upload their music to a cloud locker and then stream it to their desktop or iOS device. It was first released for Android devices in June. The service is free for up to 2GB, roughly 1,600 songs. Upgrading is fairly cheap with 40GB costing $4/month compared to Dropbox’s charge of $9.99/month for 50 GB. Or be lucky enough to be rewarded 25GB storage free from Dropbox for providing a detailed bug report as one reader reported to Lifehacker.
Users can stream directly from the cloud without downloading the content to their device, provided there is Wifi or 3G coverage available. Uploading requires installing mSpot’s program on your desktop and from there the procedure is very easy. Register for a free account and then merely provide the path for your iTunes library, as well as any additional music directories you might have, and you’re done. Lastly, install the free app from the App Store and you’re ready to stream.
The App Store lists compatible devices as iPhone and iPod Touch 3G, 3GS and 4 running iOS 3.0 or later, however mSpot’s FAQ’s state the device must be running 4.0 or higher.
Here are some screenshots. You can watch a video demo here.