Cloud music services are blowing up, and the competition is fierce. Major players currently offering these services include Google, Amazon and Sony. Each service has certain benefits over the others. (We made a comparison last week). Today, we have a new player stepping up to the plate: Best Buy. Very interesting. And it may sound very attractive to some of you.
Best Buy Music Cloud is available for all major platforms, unlike the other services mentioned above. While the competition focuses mostly on Android, this service is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Blackberry. It’s definitely good for platform diversity. Personally, I own at least one device from each platform (except a Mac). Though I mostly stick to my Android devices, the idea of accessing my music from all of them is very persuasive.
Alright, let’s get down to what on everyone’s minds: the price. There are two options. You can keep the basic service for free or upgrade to a premium subscription for $3.99 a month. The main difference is the premium subscription allows unlimited access to uploaded songs, as well as an unimaginable amount of readio stations. The free service only gives you access to the Best Buy Web Player, and you’ll be able to listen to 30 seconds of every song.
Obviously, you’d probably want the Premium services to take full advantage of the Best Buy Music Cloud’s potential. The price isn’t too bad, compared to the competition. (It costs the same as Sony’s Music Unlimited basic subscription, which offers very similar services). As mentioned above, this may be the best option for multi-platform users. It could very well be worth your $4 per month. Anyone signing up?