Verizon is preparing to launch cloud-based media streaming for all its FiOS subscribers. The service will allow you to store your music, photos and videos on their servers and play them back on your phone, laptop or other mobile device.
Your media – about 70GB of it, according to Verizon – will be accessible anywhere you have a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection, retrievable by any of five authorised devices. Reps assured us that content would be fully downloadable for later enjoyment when you’re stuck in the train or any other unfortunate connectionless locale.
Browser-based streaming will also be allowed, if you’d like to access your library from a friend’s house or at work – though downloading your content over the web won’t be permitted for obvious reasons. While many of us are itching for (and anticipating) an iTunes-in-the-cloud service from Apple, FiOS customers won’t have to wait long to access their jams from anywhere, with Verizon expecting a launch by the end of the year.