Xdrive launches mobile music service

Feb 07 2005 - 03:27 PM ET | Data
Xdrive announced a streaming music feature for various PDAs, including the Treo. Xdrive Music is available to aall Xdrive members and works like this: # Install a music player on your Treo that supports the streaming of .mp3 (audio) and .m3u (playlist) file types. # Upload music files to Xdrive, and use Xdrive's features to create a playlist. # Download your playlist to your local computer and use the palmOne Quick Install software to transfer the playlist file to your phone. # Locate the playlist on your phone using your music player, and hit play--the music will stream. Obviously this service works best with an unlimited data plan. Xdrive costs $9.95 per month for 5 gigabytes of space (roughly 1,000 songs) and there is a free 15-day trial. The company is attempting to market Xdrive Music as a 'Virtual iPod' because it allows on-the-go music listening.