MSpot, the streaming music service that allows you to access your home computer’s music library and listen to it anywhere from your Android device is now live, and available in the Android Market. While there are similar solutions, not to mention the official iteration from Google, many people have been looking forward to MSpot for some time now.
To get started, you need to download the MSpot software to your PC or Mac, sign up if you have yet to, and give the program access to the music folders you’d like to listen to. Sign up and setup is easy enough, and after all is said and done, MSpot will start uploading your music library into their system. From there, you can download the application to your Android device, as long as your running Android 2.1 or higher. After that, you should be good to go! Hopefully.
After the computer program installation, you’re redirected to the MSpot website, which will begin to upload your music. The problem is, now that it’s available to the masses, upload times can slow to a crawl. I was greeted with such a notification, saying due to the many new users, it may take a while to upload your library. Well, 10 minutes went by, and nothing had been uploaded, my allowed storage remained at 2GBs, and never moved. After killing the MSpot uploader, and reloading the site, the program started crashing on me. I figured I’d reboot my computer, and maybe that would help. But as soon as I saw my desktop wallpaper pop up, I received a notification telling me that MSpot had crashed, even before any of my icons on my computer appeared.
Well, hopefully if it decides to work sometimes soon, I’ll be singing it’s praises, but right now, that’s not about to happen. Good thing we’ve got alternatives like HomePipe that work as they should. We’ll just have to wait until the service has been out a few days, as they’re probably getting traffic like they have never seen before. Sorry to be harsh, MSpot, I know it’s not your fault, but you done pissed me off now.
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