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  1. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    mSpot Streams Movies and Music on Google TV




    On Demand Movies and Personal Music Collections Are Now Instantly Available in your Living Room and Across Platforms Including Internet TV, PC, Mac, Tablet, iPad and Smartphone


    PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- mSpot® Inc., the leading cloud entertainment provider, today launches its music and movie services on Google TV. mSpot Movies service instantly streams full-length movie rentals across connected devices, enabling movie fans to switch seamlessly between devices as they pick up and leave off watching a movie. mSpot Music allows users to store their personal music collections on the Internet and then instantly access music from the cloud via any connected device.
    "The real killer app for Internet-connected TV is cloud-based entertainment – instant access to all kinds of entertainment content, from movies to music, is the reason people will prefer 'connected' television. People will be able to choose exactly what they want to watch, and on the devices they prefer," said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui. "Our music and movie services bring together what you've already been watching or listening to on your mobile, tablet or PC/Mac and put it all on the big screen."
    To meet the growing demand for streaming music and movies, mSpot offers a seamless experience across platforms – including PC, Mac, tablets, iPad, mobile devices and now Google TV – enabling customers to access their entire music collections and movies on any device via a single user account.
    mSpot Music:
    First, put your music collection from your PC/Mac into your own personal music locker on the Internet by visiting www.mspot.com. Once you've uploaded your music "into the Cloud", you can access it anytime, anywhere from your Internet TV, Smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac. Second, login to mspot.com from Google TV's Chrome browser: Then, all your online music will be automatically accessible on Google TV. mSpot offers free storage for the first two gigabytes (approximately 1600 songs), with additional storage available for purchase at 40 gigabytes for $3.99 per month.
    mSpot Movies:
    mSpot has optimized its movie service for the big screen, delivering a simplified user interface that makes browsing for titles and streaming movies crystal clear from ten feet away. To access mSpot Movies, customers can click on the mSpot Movies icon in the Spotlight section on Google TV, or visit mSpotMovies.com and use a credit card to rent and stream individual movies from $2.99-$3.99 each.
    About mSpot
    The leading cloud entertainment provider, mSpot Inc., delivers music, movie and radio content instantly to users - bringing effortless, Cloud-based syncing across all devices. The company offers three innovative entertainment services: mSpot® - the flagship music service, enabling music lovers to upload their entire music collections to the cloud and listen wherever they are; mSpot Movies™ - a premium Video On Demand (VOD) movie service; and mSpot Radio™ - an all-format radio service that includes over 400 channels of music, talk, local, and customizable stations for a more personalized radio experience. mSpot cloud entertainment services reach more than six million customers. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, more information is available at www.mspot.com.
    Google TV is a trademark of Google, Inc.
    SOURCE mSpot Inc.
     
  2. sparkyscott21

    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    Your right on the ball there Rick...
    I was just coming here to do the same..But, Cool Dogs, you got it.. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    January 6, 2011

    Now on Google TV

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    skoretsky New Member

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    Tried mSpot, it stinks, doesn't appear to be any selectivity on songs you want to play when accessing it from Google TV.
     
  5. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    MSpot Takes on Vudu, Discounts VOD Movies via 'Club' Subscriptions
    ARTICLE DATE: 04.15.11

    Mark Hachman




    Movie service MSpot said Friday that the company will discount newly-released streaming movies by allowing customers to combine per-movie purchases with a subscription model.


    Under the new plan, users can rent standard-definition movies for $3.00 per movie or less, cheaper than the $3.99 the service charges on a per-movie basis. But users also have to sign up for one of three plans that allow users to purchase a number of pre-paid credits for a set fee per month.

    What mSpot calls Movies Club Pricing comes in three packages: $4.99 per month for 20 movie credits; $7.99/mo for 40 credits; or $15.99/mo for 80 credits.

    Users can watch the movies on either the PC or a number of mobile devices; the service supports the Apple iPhone, Google's Android platform, and the RIM BlackBerry, or up to a total of more than 50 different phones, the company said. mSpot also has designed an app for the Google TV platform, which users can access by scrolling down through the "Spotlight" category of the interface.

    mSpot will beam movies to portable devices at a variety of bitrates and resolutions, optimizing the stream for the cellular connection and device. mSpot provides "white label" services for other existing cellular carriers, ten in all, including Sprint Movies.

    "Our competitive advantage is, one - we are very good on portable devices, and support way more than our closest competitor and two - I also think we're unique in terms of pricing in terms of new releases," said Daren Tsui, mSpot's chief executive.
    But in a preview of the beta site, how mSpot handles the monthly credits and applies them to the movies are somewhat confusing.

    Users have a choice of selecting "All Movies" or "Club Movies". The latter is fairly straightforward; mSpot prices this selection of older movies at either a VOD price or a price in credits; Secretariat, for example, was priced at $3.99 or 15 credits. Under the "All Movies" tab, however, users can rent a movie like The Fighter for $3.99, or, if they belong to the Movies Club, they can rent the movie for $3.25. However, mSpot doesn't allow a user to apply the Movies Club credit, which apparently means that a user will have to watch an older "Club" movie to ensure that he or she is using up the credit allowance.

    A company spokeswoman said the mSpot currently keeps about 1,200 movies in its library at any one time, shifting out older movies andd replacing them with recent releases. Featured releases included Inception, Despicable Me, The Town, Due Date, and other recent Hollywood hits. Avatar wasn't, however.

    "We're very strong in the year window," Tsui said, meaning that the company seeks to emphasize the most recent releases.

    Vudu.com, a service owned by Wal-Mart, also has made its name providing recent releases streamed to user devices, although the company has generally focused on set-top boxes and game consoles. Vudu also charges $3.99 per SD rental, and in an informal comparison of movie libraries, it appeared Vudu offered a greater selection.
    Vudu also offers high-definition movies, with a 1080p-like HDX format.

    Tsui said that mSpot will offer HD movies in the third quarter, probably tacking on a $1 or so surcharge over the base price.


     
  6. harley man

    harley man New Member

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    I did not like it either.but to each is own you never know some of us might like it
     
  7. GreasenUSA

    GreasenUSA New Member

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    Just tried it today from Spotlight TV from my Co-Star and got the message "Update! THanks for using mSpot Movies on GTV. We have decided to discontinue mSpot Movies on GTV at this time. Please access any rentals or club memberships via our website or Android app."
     
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    What? So the just released mspot for google tv and they are already discontinuing it?
     
  9. GreasenUSA

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    Well according to the OP, it was nearly 2 years ago it was first released. Thought it seemed neat, but was disappointed to try to use it on the Co-Star and it no longer works.
     

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