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stream music androidMusic shouldn’t be locked away locally. We’re slowly improving by stepping away from DRM and other rather aggressive content restriction policies, but there’s still a long way to go.

Arguably one of the “better” ways to enjoy music is from the cloud; something many people on YouTube, Last.fm and Spotify understand.

But not just in terms of music discovery or online radio tidbits. Uploading your own music to the clouds is at least as viable as enjoying it offline. Even if you continue to use iTunes locally, a cloud-based music library allows you to enjoy your own music wherever you are, regardless of the device you’re currently sporting.

Mougg

Mougg fits the bill. This nifty online tool will be your media player in the clouds. Anyone signing up “” without much of a hassle, I might add “” gets 1 GB free storage. That makes for approximately 200 to 250 MP3’s. Admittedly, many users might require more, but it’s a handsome amount to carry around with you all the time, and should be enough to host your (currently) most favorite songs.

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The online media player, shown above, is kind to the eye and easy to use. You can browse your cloud library counterpart, skipping, seeking and shuffling songs to your heart’s desire. Mougg was able to keep its streaming on par with my connection speed, which makes for fast buffering. Only right-mouse functionality seemed to be lacking.

stream music android app

After supplying an email address and custom password, you’re set to go “” no confirmation required. Select Upload Music in the left sidebar to get (part of) your music library online. Mougg allows you to select music from your computer, MP3 or M4A, but only around 50 items at a time. On the plus side, the music controls on the bottom left get you enjoying your music as soon as the first song finishes uploading.

stream music android app

In advanced controls, Mougg makes your music library instantly searchable, showing results as you type. It also offers playlist functionality, which is something that simply can’t be said for all online music players. To fill a playlist, simply drag the songs onto the playlist name. However, these songs have to be added one by one, as shift-click doesn’t seem to work.

Mobile Integration

Mougg is also trying to make a truly portable entrance, with mobile streaming applications. One such app, for the Android OS, exists already, and can be seen below. It integrates well with the website; looks slick and is easy to use. After logging in with your Mougg credentials, you can start streaming right away.

stream music android app

A similar application for the iPhone is said to be on the way. Besides being able to stream music, like the Android app currently does, the iPhone application will also be able to play music locally, offline.

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Search for Mougg on the Android Market to download the application, or use your phone to scan the QR code above.

Have you ever thought about freeing your music? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

  1. Aibek
    December 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    actually we wrote about it not so long ago, http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/m...

  2. terry
    December 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Mougg rocks and so does Audiogalaxy. both of which i never heard of before until i did my daily rounds on MUO. thanks guys

    • Aibek
      December 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

      you're welcome!

  3. RichF
    December 4, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Audiogalaxy does this much much better!

  4. David O
    December 4, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Doesn't mSpot do this too?

  5. Radishface
    December 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I would also like to recommend Audiogalaxy, as it works almost in the same way. You can check it out on http://audiogalaxy.com

  6. Guest
    December 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Sounds like Lala before Apple shut it down.

  7. Radishface
    December 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I would also like to recommend Audiogalaxy, as it works almost in the same way. You can check it out on http://audiogalaxy.com

    • Aibek
      December 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

      thanks for share

  8. Mark O'Neill
    December 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I tried this out a week ago and I love it. The Android app is totally sweet and I can now carry all my music with me, without having to transfer it to my phone via USB. Nice find Simon!

  9. jasray
    December 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    The goal would be the same for Mougg developer future plans for programs like the Grooveshark downloading program: Have users upload a bunch of music; then, unwittingly they will be sharing their music with the rest of the world.

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