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Cloud Player - Access your music while on the go

By Kerri Neill on 10 Aug 2011 08:56 am EDT
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As much as I would love to have all my music readily available on my BlackBerry devices, I really don't want to have it take up a lot of space. Cloud Player is the answer to my prayers. Cloud Player is a free application that turns your BlackBerry into an MP3 player with unlimited storage. Once you've set up your account online (www.CloudPlayer.me) and uploaded your music, you're ready to go. Your music will always be up to date with automatic syncing and available to access over your WiFi or carrier internet connection. With Cloud Player, you can search your music by artist or playlist and best of all, the app is FREE!

In an update coming soon, online users will have access to a "social" section with the option to view your friends' music libraries (including stats like recently uploaded, recently played, most played, etc). The folks over at Cloud Player LLC are wanting to explore the same option with their BlackBerry app at a future date so keep your eyes peeled for that possible update.

Cloud Player is supported on pretty much every device (including the 9900 & 9930) as well as all countries and carriers. A PlayBook app should be released sometime around September/October. If you're looking for a great way to have all your music at the tips of your figure without using up your device's precious space, check out Cloud Player today.

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Cloud Player - Access your music while on the go

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I like the idea of cloud players. But having played a lot of music lately from soundcloud.com on my phone it kills my battery like crazy. I'm not sure if it's just soundcloud.com or my phone or what the deal is.

A new app was recently released, SoundNebula on BlackBerry App World which runs a lot more efficiently than the browser version would. Also many users find the mobile web version of soundcloud.com has problems on their device. Search SoundNebula or Soundcloud on BlackBerry App World to pick it up.

I don't know...site seems kind of amateurish and thrown together. Doesn't inspire me to trust them and start throwing all my music up there.

I'm also suspicious of music sharing sites that are free with no clear revenue model.

I think I'll stick with Rdio for the time being.

Well, and for carriers that have done away with unlimited data......I imagine this type of app could result in a lot of overages. Unless of course you only use it on wifi, but then that kind of spoils part of the point.....use it anywhere

Hey, CloudPlayer is not the only cloud storage that can stream your music!

Good review ‚Äď but here is the best alternative as of Aug 2011: SugarSync.
You get 5GB of cloud storage space with the FREE version, but now there is no restriction to the number of computers you can sync/backup (up from 2).
It gives you the ability to upload and sync any folder on your computer.
It is the only service that offers such a broad device and OS support with apps for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone/iPad, Symbian, not to mention your computer!
You can also stream MP3 music files to your smartphone or computer.

Also if you use the below referral code you get a bonus 500MB extra on top of your Free 5GB!

https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=tbtp0asbw9pt

Hope this helps someone!

This whole cloud thing is a bit Twilight Zoney to me. I'll keep my own data backed up and with me, thanks. I dont really want to share the contents of my library with anyone. Thanks anyway.

Wow...this whole cloud movement is really on steroids. Maybe, I'd be interested, but Zune drm probably isn't going to go for this. Zune app for BlackBerry in the near future? (yeah right)

This scares the crap out of me, not because it's in the cloud (hey, I have both Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive accounts), but because I don't know these people from Adam's off ox and what if the RIAA comes after them and starts suing everybody who uploaded music to it? With Google and Amazon at least I'm pretty sure they'll defend the hell out of it, but who knows with some unknown company?

No sirree, I'll wait for Amazon or Google to come out with a BlackBerry player.

Would have liked to try this out. As JeffreyDMitchell stated, a free service with unlimited storage and no clear revenue model is kind of suspicious.

I also agree that the website looks like very simplistic and no way to contact support. FAQ's have two Q&A's?

When I tried to install the desktop application it triggers my Anti-Virus program (Avast), stating that it is highly recommended that I run this application in the Avast Virtual Sandbox to protect my computer. Hmmm? Not a good sign. Never saw this when I downloaded SugarSync. I just have the free account, so I may not be using it for music as 5GB's will get used up quickly. Mainly using it for work related files. Works awesome! Great collaboration tool and multi-platform (computer and mobile devices, tablets, etc.).

Next, you have to download Java which often does not play nice with Windows.

After doing all of these things, the website does not recognize that I have successfully installed the desktop version. So, no way to upload my music.

The folder sync is not well thought out. The way that Windows organizes music is in individual file folders per artist. I thought I would just be able to check off my "Music" folder as my sync folder and all sub folders would be synced. Nope! Again, Sugarsync does this flawlessly. I select the root folder as my sync folder and anytime I add a folder or file it is sent to the cloud.

There is also no way to delete your account once you create one. :(

Sorry, Cloud Player... I see no silver lining in using your "Free" cloud service. #FAIL #Delete

Here the "Terms of Service" its helped to read through:

"When you upload music to your Cloud Player, what you're actually doing is showing us which songs you own. When you play a song on your Cloud Player, you're probably listening to a communal copy of the track originally obtained from another user like you. If we don't have a particular song in our music database, your computer will contribute it to the Cloud Player community database. It's important to understand that when you listen to your Cloud Player, you may be listening to your copy of a song, but you're much more likely to be listening to someone else's copy. This also means that other users who legally own a song that you've contributed will be able listen to that song.

You may ONLY load your Cloud Player with songs that you've legally purchased. You cannot download from or listen to music that you do not own on your Cloud Player. If you upload illegally obtained music to your Cloud Player, those songs will be removed immediately and your account may be suspended or revoked."

My question if hypothetically you had illegally obtained music, how would they know? Are they scanning the packets on your computer?

Just give me a Spotify app! I'd even settle or an Amazon Cloud player app, but I doubt we'll ever see either one of them.
I think I'm jumping ship.

I'll just keep loading on my 32GB card in my Torch......I'm up to 690 songs and have only used 2.7GB including music, photos, videos, etc. The extra data usage along with added battery drain keeps me from "clouding" right now....

I am still uploading my music to Google Music, and so far so good. As for all my music on my BB, I will go the SD card way, especially when/if I get the 9900...