Thursday, June 23, 2011
Posted by Michael Knutson in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM
"Come on, you knew this day would come now that Amazon, Google and Apple have legitimized music lockers in the cloud. Yes, Best Buy is jumping on the bandwagon with a cloud service of their own, dubbed Music Cloud and powered by Catch Media Inc’s Play Anywhere platform. Should you care? It depends, as Music Cloud seems to be a mixed bag of best ideas taken from others, clearly with some limitations stemming from their lack of Apple’s stranglehold of the music industry."
Nice to have competition, but are we getting to the point where the consumer may simply get confused? Coming in two flavors, a free Lite version, and a premium version that is expected to cost $4 per month (but with details unknown), we have another alternative. With Android, Blackberry and iOS versions (powered by Play Anywhere) also expected, now we wait for details on availability.