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?

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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The Latest from Internet Week New York

Yummy iMac-shaped cupcakes, mounted Instagram galleries, and public tours inside the top-secret offices of Facebook and Gawker were just a few of the perks at this year’s Internet Week New York summit. Web stars like Tumblr’s David Karp and comics like Patton Oswalt mingled with the masses, while some of the 250 events tackled fun topics like internet dating, freestyle rapping and how to pitch the perfect cross-platform (TV, movie, Web, gaming, mobile) story.

The music and entertainment worlds are all abuzz with the phrase “cross-platforming,” but if you use MyMusicCloud, you’re already doing it. Cross-platforming simply means enjoying media, like music, photos, or TV shows, across different types of devices.

Our cloud-based music delivery service has been offering music lovers that freedom since we launched in September 2011. Remember when you were frustrated by your inability to sync your iTunes library from home with your work PC or Android phone? Because Apple wouldn’t let you have it your way, you were stuck pulling out your iPod, or worse: sitting in silence.

But with MyMusicCloud, you can keep your BlackBerry, Nokia, iPhone, Android, Sony Ericsson, or any other phone; hold on to your iMac, MacBook, net book, iPad, or PC. Your music collection is always available and in complete sync on all of your devices.

And you can even listen offline. Checking out Bruce Springsteen’s new single? Start it on one device, then seamlessly pick it up on another. Or share your favorite tunes on Facebook. Even double-check the lyrics with the click of a button.

So viva la internet and let the music play!

A Cloud-Based Music Service for Android Users

Are you one of the 300 million new mobile phone users who have switched to an Android phone? If so, you’re going to need a place to store your music, and MyMusicCloud is just the app you need.

With MyMusicCloud, you can take your music collection anywhere: to the beach, park, and even places you’re stuck waiting for hours, like doctor’s offices or the DMV. Our cloud-based delivery service syncs all your music effortlessly across any device or platform, from your PC to your Droid phone, around the world. Access your favorite house music even if you’re offline on the subway.

Android phones are now the fastest-selling phones on the planet. On a blog post from February 2012, Google’s senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin, revealed that Google’s phone partners (HTC, LG Electronics, Motorola and Samsung) have activated “over 850,000 phones and tablets per day” – up from 500,000 per day in June 2011.

At MyMusicCloud, we welcome all the brand-new Android users. But Apple, Blackberry, and Nokia fans needn’t feel left out, because our cloud-based music delivery service works just as smoothly across your operating systems too.

Have your music library synced across any device, play your music on one device and pick up where you left on another, and create and play customized playlists from almost anywhere: whether you’re running at the gym to Maroon 5, perking up your morning commute with Michael Bublé, or playing your favorite Adele tunes to a friend’s wine and book party.

Tell us: Which device do you like to play your music on and why?