In a space dominated by big names like Apple, Google and Amazon – MyMusicCloud is making a go of it
The Cloud based music player space where users can upload their own music and play it n any device they like has been primarily dominated by the big players, Google Music, iTunes Match and Amazon Cloud Player.
Well, now you can add Israel based MyMusicCloud to the mix, offering a fully revamped interface. Some new features include a recommended albums and artists in addition to recommended tracks and playlists based on your current listening habits. The new feature is designed to get users to broaden their horizons and try out new styles or singers they might like but would otherwise never get a chance to experience. When dealing with the most popular cloud based systems touting +20 million strong track databases, a little help in exploring the sheer depth of the music available is not such a bad idea.
What’s your taste in music plan
One of the main advantages of MyMusicCloud is their price point coupled with their third party, multi-platform compatibility factor. The platform will run on on iOS, Android, Nokia, Windows phone, Blackberry and smart TVs by Samsung and Toshiba. The basic plan offers 250 tracks for free and the unlimited costs $40 /year. Recently the service announced the free upgrade of all users to the new unlimited plan for a year long trial. Sounds great so long as you delist yourself after a year if the $40 a month is not the price of your particular cup of tea.
Still, compare that with Google Play Music’s $9.99 per month for unlimited downloads and 20K songs worth of cloud storage, Amazon Cloud Player’s 250K limit of MP3’s for $25 per year (with no windows phone compatibility) or Apple iTunes Match 25K limit of personal songs coupled with unlimited for whatever you buy from iTunes at $25 per year.
In short, what you have is a very competitive service and your decision would really depend on your device ecosystem and your service preference. Given the above, it would be prudent of the consummate music lover to give the free version of MyMusicCloud a try to see how it works for them. It’s certainly working for some people given that half a million people have already signed on to the service worldwide.
MyMusicCloud is the premier product of TriPlay, founded in 2004 by Tamir Koch and recently backed by Kenges Rakishev for $5M in a C round. The company is both Israel and US based.