Don’t Wait for Apple Watch. Get the Free U2 Album on Your Wrist Now!

How cool was Apple’s Tuesday product event? The tech giant blew the roof off by announcing newer and bigger iPhones, introducing the Apple watch, and then bringing out Bono and the boys to give away U2’s latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” free to iPhone and iTunes users.

It’s all good news for “iFans.” Except for. Well, it’s just that … Now, you have to camp outside an Apple store, or fight the trolls online, to pre-order your iPhone 6 (starting today), and just pray to the ghost of Steve Jobs that they don’t sell out before they ship on Sept. 19. And those cool Apple watches? They’re not out till 2015.

Or — just a thought — you could check out the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches, which are already in stores and do more things than the Apple watch. Both have sleek square faces, but instead of a clunky knob on the side like Apple’s, the Gear 2 has a button on the watch face, plus a 2-megapixel camera. (Apple’s watch doesn’t offer a camera.)

Besides enabling you to place calls and text, the Samsung Gear watches free you to listen to your entire digital music collection anywhere with the MyMusicCloud app. Our free music storage app works on- and off-line, and syncs your music across any smart device – tablet, phone, laptop, Smart TV – regardless of brand (Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows, etc.).

With a Bluetooth headset, you can kick it to Kenny Chesney, or whomever you love, via your Samsung Gear 2 and cell phone. And that free U2 album? You can only hear it in iTunes, right? Nope.

Once you’ve downloaded “Songs of Innocence” to iTunes, you can easily add it to your MyMusicCloud library and listen on any smart device. Just launch the MyMusicCloud app and hit the “Import Music” button (it looks like an arrow pointing up). Once you’ve installed our Sync Agent software, it automatically imports it for you.

Or you can manually select the album from your iTunes music folder on your hard drive and import it. That way, your music is always together in one place, not scattered around different devices. See how easy it is to listen to your music on all your gadgets in our demo video below.

Or you could just stick with only Apple devices, and wait, because waiting is cool too, right?

We’ve Added New Smart Features to Our Free Android Music App

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Android phone and tablet users, now you can do more than ever with your music on the go. Our new MyMusicCloud app is now in the Google Play store and gives you much more creative control, whether you’re listening on- or off-line.

The upgraded app includes more of the web portal’s “smart” features, such as our convenient song lyric fetcher and artist recommendations. We’ve also made the menu choices more intuitive, and the band photos richer and larger. And, as always with MyMusicCloud, you can store and play your music on any computer, smartphone, tablet or Smart TV, regardless of operating system.

When you update the MyMusicCloud app, here’s what you’ll get:

• Portable playlist management: Create and edit music playlists right on your tablet or smartphone

• Smart playlist suggestions: Enter a track, album or artist and instantly receive a playlist of similar singers and songs from your collection

• More music control: Now, you can sync, unsync and delete songs from your device anytime

• Like Adele, Eminem or Ariana Grande? Enjoy music recommendations for similar albums and artists

• Access to lyrics, concerts, and artist biographies right on your screen

• Both full-screen and mini-player options

We’ve also added a complete features menu when you press and hold any track, album, artist or playlist; full control over track upload/download (WiFi, 3G, etc); mobile account and device management; continuous new music syncing; and improved song, artist and album search.

Download it today and see for yourself in the Google Play store.

Watch How Easily MyMusicCloud Works Between Your Phone, Tablet, TV

We often talk here on the blog about how MyMusicCloud stores and syncs your music across any device, but what does that look like, really? Well, our product team whipped up this short video to show you exactly how our music storage app works.
In this quick 3-minute video, our product manager navigates between his MyMusicCloud accounts on his MacBook, Samsung Gear 2 watch and smartphone, iPad, and Smart TV. He shows how you can play, pause, and restart the same song seamlessly on each device. Cool, right?
The video was actually shot for the Samsung Gear App Challenge, a contest to discover the best multi-device app featuring lots of cool cash and prizes. But we thought you’d find it helpful too. Watch below and if you have more questions, simply type “Help” into the search field in the right-hand corner of this blog. Happy listening!

Store & Share Your Photos & Videos For Free, Across Any Operating System with MyDigipack

You’re already enjoying the freedom of storing and listening to your music collection on almost any device, regardless of brand, through MyMusicCloud, so why not free your photos and videos too? This week, our parent company, Triplay Inc., launched a super new storage app called MyDigipack.

MyDigipack stores all your important photos and home videos together in one place. Upload your son’s graduation video from your Android phone, or those wild iPad photos from your trip to the Bonnaroo music fest. But, wait, don’t these devices use different operating systems?

Fuhgeddaboutit! Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry  … Whatever operating system your electronics use, the MyDigipack apps will import and store your favorite memories together in the cloud. Right now, Android app users can import their pics and videos from any device – smartphone, computer, tablet or smartwatch — and view the most recent 1,000 uploads for FREE instantly.

iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia users can upload their files for FREE too, and view them anytime they want through the MyDigipack.com website. Over the coming weeks as the buildout completes, they’ll also be able to see and share media through their non-Android phones and tablets.

So here’s what you get:

  • Automatic file importing and syncing into the MyDigipack cloud from any device, any OS
  • Free unlimited storage for photos and videos (up to 100 mb per file)
  • Free access to view and share your most recent 1,000 files through the MyDigipack.com website and Android app
  • Ability to see your media on Android smartphones, computers, tablets and smartwatches now, and, coming soon, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry devices
  • Connectivity to up to 5 gadgets
  • Easy sharing with friends and family across social media

Want more access across even more gear? To revel in all your memories on up to 10 devices with 500 mb per video, simply upgrade to the unlimited $49.99 / year plan. That’s the same cost as buying just 1 latte a month.

MyDigipack is just the newest way Triplay is keeping you connected to the cool stuff you love without restrictions.

“We’re focused on making MyDigipack available on more devices than any other personal cloud app in the world,” says Triplay CEO Tamir Koch. “It’s our mission to support more and more smart devices and platforms as they come – from phones and tablets to smartwatches and cars.”

Stop wishing your pics and videos weren’t scattered across phones, tablets, and computers. Enjoy them all together with MyDigipack.com.

 

MyMusicCloud Help: How to Access Your Music on Your Smart TV

If you have a Smart TV, you already know you can log into Facebook and Twitter, watch YouTube videos, and stream movies on your TV screen. But did you know that you can also access your entire music collection on it too?

It’s totally true. Our MyMusicCloud app makes your music library available on all Samsung Smart TVs (the most popular brand), so you can play your favorite songs, make party playlists, or check out the latest releases from your favorite singers right from the comfort of your couch.

So how does it work? Once you have a free MyMusicCloud account, it’s simple to tap into it from your Smart TV. On Samsung TVs, just go to the Smart Hub and follow these steps:

1. Click the Smart Hub button on your remote control. If you don’t see the MyMusicCloud app on the front page of your Smart Hub, go to “Samsung Apps.” Press the down button to highlight the text box for searching, then use the voice controller to say the app name, or type it in with either a blue-tooth keyboard or your remote control.

2. Once you see the MyMusicCloud TV app, click it. You’ll see a TV activation URL (format: www.mymusiccloud.com/XXXXX). The activation code is embedded in the URL; it’s the letters and digits after the ” / ” in the URL.

3. Type this URL into a browser on your computer, cellphone or tablet. If you choose a mobile phone, it sends you to the App Store or Google Play to download the MyMusicCloud app. Download it. (Note that this URL is only valid for 1 hour, so if you get up to make snacks, text or answer a phone call and an hour passes, you’ll need to close the app on your TV and reopen it to get a new URL.)

4. Sign in to your existing MyMusicCloud account with your usual login and password, or create a new account by clicking “Sign In” on that same screen where you entered the URL. (For first-timers, learn how to import your music by reading this step-by-step post.)

5. Check out your TV screen: It should now show that your account’s active and your music will be right there, ready to browse and play. (If it doesn’t work, post a message in our comment section and we’ll try to help.)

Not sure what a Smart TV is exactly? It’s really any TV that has internet access built in so you can watch video on demand, use social networks and search the web. But only those branded “Smart TVs” have dashboards that can download apps from stores like Google Play (otherwise you’ll need a second device like Chromecast or a gaming console to reach your favorite apps). Check your TV manual for more details.

For Samsung Smart TV owners, here’s a quick video on how to use your Samsung Smart Hub …

 

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Integration with Google Drive

We are excited to announce that MyMusicCloud has integrated with Google Drive. With this feature, our users can automatically synchronize the music collection they keep on Google Drive with their MyMusicCloud accounts. Every music or video file users add to Google Drive is immediately available to them, across any device, next time they visit MyMusicCloud.

In addition, our users can play any song or video in MyMusicCloud directly from Google Drive, using the new ‘Open with MyMusicCloud’ option.

You can find the MyMusicCloud app in the Google Drive section of the Chrome Web Store, and add it to your Chrome browser. You can also sync the two services by visiting the Sync tab in your MyMusicCloud account and entering your Google Drive credentials. If you are just joining MyMusicCloud, you can synchronize your account with Google Drive as part of our Getting Started process.