Music of the Clouds

Bowl of Clouds by Kevin Dooley via
Bowl of Clouds by Kevin Dooley, via

Google and Apple are both rumoured to be working on “Music in the Cloud” services to allow users to stream their own music from cloud storage to any appropriate internet enabled device that can play it.

Assuming that the value proposition here is in mobility, the problem in Australia is metered bandwidth.

Streaming at 192Kbps a commonly accepted threshold for quality it will take you around 12 hours to clock up 1GB of downloads.

With some back-of-the-envelope figures and generous assumptions, this comes in at 41c per hour to listen to music you already own, excluding any hosting fees.

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