Samsung bought mSpot to drive its subscription-based Music Hub app for smartphones, but the resulting app is a little off-key.
Samsung has announced that it has acquired mobile cloud content-service provider mSpot. This means that users will soon be able to access their music and videos stored in the cloud via a pre-installed mSpot app on newly announced Samsung mobile devices.
The global electronics company buys the mobile cloud-media provider in a bid to boost the music, video, and radio-entertainment offerings on its smartphones and tablets.
Less than three years after launching its own music streaming service, Samsung is set to quietly retire its Music Hub service as of July 1.
Mobile and PC movie service mSpot says customers can pay between $4.99 and $15.99 per month to get discounts on rentals.
US company mSpot is launching its music service in Europe this month. It lets you store 2GB of music in the cloud and then access it from Web-connected devices.
The cloud-based service, which lets you stream music to your Android phone, now charges $3.99 a month for up to 40GB of storage and adds voice recognition.
A panel of judges from CNET puts two "digital music locker" services to a head-to-head test. In one corner is the grizzled veteran, MP3tunes. The challenger is newcomer mSpot. Watch the two services go toe-to-toe in five rounds, and see who comes out on top in this subjective battle.
It's a battle between first-time-contender music-streaming services. Which service will be music to our ears? We'll find out in the Prizefight ring.
Surprisingly, music cloud service mSpot elected to go for Android support first with its public app launch.