Google is expected to launch a service that lets you stream music from your PC to your Android phone eventually. It’s not available yet, but starting today there’s another solution called mSpot.

The mSpot system lets you download an app to your PC or Mac, scan your computer for music files, and upload them to the cloud. Once your music is uploaded, you can use mSpot’s Android client to stream music from your own collection to your phone anywhere you have an internet connection. The service works over 3G or WiFi.

Users get 2GB of storage space for free. If that’s not enough room, you can pay a monthly fee for additional storage for your massive music collection,

You can upload most DRM-free audio tracks, including MP3, MP4, AAC, WMA and WAV. The mSpot Android app is available for Android 2.1 and up. You can also listen to your uploaded tracks from any computer web browser.

While the mSpot support page says there should also be an airplane mode for Android devices, allowing you to listen to songs that have been downloaded from the cloud, I couldn’t find this setting on my mobile app — and it took a little while for songs to start playing over an Edge connection.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...