Best Buy Starts Its Own Music Cloud Service
Starting a music service in the cloud seems to be the cool thing for tech companies to do lately. Google, Amazon and Apple have all done it. Not wanting to be left out, Best Buy has started its own.
The name, Best Buy Music Cloud, is about as original as the concept. Users can upload all their music, and Best Buy will store it and stream it back them on demand. The service is powered by Play Anywhere.
Best Buy provides an app for Mac, PC, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices, which streams the users' songs, but it also caches them for playback in case there's no Internet connection available. However, the free version of the service can only use the Best Buy Web player to stream music, so an Internet connection is required. To play songs offline, users will need to sign up for a $4 per month subscription.