mSpot – New Music Cloud Service Connects Users with Their Music, Anytime, via SmartPhone and Web

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Invitation-Only, Private Beta Offered at Google IO Conference

"mSpot has spent the past five years perfecting its proprietary over-the-air delivery technology so music plays from the cloud so fast it feels local - even when cell coverage is spotty or non-existent,” said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui.

Popular mobile entertainment provider mSpot, Inc., today debuts mSpot®, a free music cloud service that offers instant access to users' entire music collections synced across smartphones* and PCs/Macs. The service enables users to quickly upload music into the mSpot Cloud, where they can start listening to it from popular desktop browsers and cell phones immediately. Google has invited mSpot to present at its Developer Sandbox during the Google IO Conference on May 19 and 20.

The service includes a smart application that operates in the background of a user's computer managing the upload and day-to-day syncing of the music library. In addition, it can upload playlists, cover art, ratings and song information that may have been entered using iTunes or Windows Media Player. The application manages users’ music, making automatic updates whenever changes occur in a library, and across different connected devices.

Access to the private beta is available by invitation only at http://www.mspot.com. Public availability of the service will begin in June, 2010.

“We recognize that portability is key to a compelling music experience for consumers, and the biggest challenge for music cloud services to tackle today. mSpot has spent the past five years perfecting its proprietary over-the-air delivery technology so music plays from the cloud so fast it feels local - even when cell coverage is spotty or non-existent,” said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui.

mSpot provides a rich, “connected” experience that enables users to see related content matched to the song that’s being played, including song lyrics, artist bios and discography - all because it is connected to the mSpot Cloud. mSpot enables users to take their music wherever they go, automatically syncing with different devices in such a seamless way that it feels like their music is following them: simple, fast and easy.

*The service will initially be offered on the latest Android phones.

The launch of the mSpot® music service comes on the heels of its Mobile Movies service, which is available via the mobile web on all four major U.S. carriers and across 50 different handset devices, including the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile and many high-end feature phones. mSpot Movies is available on the Web and mobile at mspotmovies.com.

About mSpot
mSpot is a mobile and PC entertainment company that delivers music, movies, radio and TV to more than six million mobile customers across 10 wireless carriers. The popularity of mSpot products is due to its technology and strong partnerships with all four of the major music labels (Sony, EMI, Warner and Universal), as well as major studios (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios, Image Entertainment, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Screen Media Ventures and Warner Brothers) and broadcast companies (including ABC, CBS, ClearChannel, Fox Sports, NPR). mSpot is the first mobile entertainment company in North America to offer full-length feature films and full-format radio service to mobile devices. In the U.S., mSpot entertainment services are available across all major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, mSpot is on the Web at http://www.mspot.com.

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