No, I am not talking about some psychedelic concept that the Beatles came up with in the 60’s, but instead a technology that allows you to stream your own music – from the cloud.
Before I get ahead of myself I wanted to explain what the cloud is and how it works. In it’s simplest form a cloud computing system is just a service that stores your data remotely instead of locally on your own computer. So in these examples your music is stored remotely, and accessed through an internet connected application. This saves you a bunch of space on your memory card for other things!
So try out the following 2 services. If you need an invite leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do!
Name: Google Music
The Music application features a redesigned UI and now supports Music Beta by Google.
Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection on the web and your compatible Android devices without the hassle of wires or syncing.
Available in the U.S. by invitation only and free for a limited time.
Not a Music Beta user? You can still use this player to listen to music on your Android device.
Name: Amazon MP3
Shop the Amazon MP3 Store on the Go
What’s Cloud Player?
Shop the Amazon MP3 store and choose to “Save to your Amazon Cloud Drive” when prompted after order completion.
Note: When streaming over a mobile carrier data network, you should consider changing your application settings to stream only when connected to Wi-Fi unless you have an unlimited data plan with your carrier. If you have questions about your data plan, please contact your mobile carrier.