Amazon’s Cloud Drive service launched this week, giving any Amazon customer 5GB of free space to store music files online where they can be accessed from any Mac or Windows computer or Android phone or tablet. But a company called mSpot has been offering a similar service since last year. One of the key differences is that mSpot only gave users 2GB of free storage, but today the company has decided to respond to Amazon by increasing its free storage locker to 5GB.
Users can also pay $3.99 per month to get 40GB, which at $47.88 per year is actually still a little more expensive than Amazon’s plan which provides 20GB of disk space for $20, 50GB for $50, and up to 1TB for $1,000 per year. Amazon also stores any songs purchased from Amazon MP4 for free and gives users 20GB of disk space the first time they buy an album from the company’s digital music store.
Still, pushing the amount of free storage from 2GB to 5GB is a smart move on mSpot’s part. Existing users should also be upgraded to the 5GB plan soon. And unlike Amazon, mSpot offers apps fro the iPhone and iPad which allows you to stream music from the cloud to Apple mobile devices.