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Best Buy offers Music Cloud Service

Best Buy Music Cloud Best Buy Music Cloud service offers a free lite version and a premium version for $3.99 per month.

After Apple and Google, Best Buy has now stepped into cloud computing with the introduction of its own music cloud service dubbed Best Buy Music Cloud.

The recent service by Best Buy allows a user to store music files. These music files can also be streamed between PCs, the web, and supports devices with Android and Apple iOS, Blackberry.

The service named Best Buy Music Cloud is reportedly similar to recently launched other cloud services being provided by Amazon, Google and Apple.

While the service is available for users but Best Buy has not made any formal announcement about the launch.

About the service
Reviewers say that the service allows the storage of music files as well as playlists available on a user computer to servers, and is similar to other cloud services.

The service offers a free lite version that allows one to listen to 30 seconds of the music files uploaded from the user computer, whereas, the premium version costs $3.99 per month.

According to Best Buy playlists are automatically synced, adding new songs or playlists, whenever the user comes online and becomes available to the user PCs and mobile devices.

The customer needs to add and confirm the list of devices which will have access to the service.

The service offers a free lite version that allows one to listen to 30 seconds of the music files uploaded from the user computer, whereas, the premium version costs $3.99 per month.

New service needs fine-tunning: reviewers
While everyone awaits for the official announcement, reviewers believe the service has shortcomings and needs improvements.

Advising readers to avoid the service for now, Mark Hachman of PCMag.com said, "I ... found the software inflexible, and painful, and with some odd design decisions, to boot. The worst choice? For now, you're restricted to listening to 30-second samples of your own songs."

CNET reviewer Lance Whitney has stated, "clearly, Best Buy needs to fine-tune its new service before it can go head-to-head against the likes of Amazon and Apple."