Managing photos, music, and video just got easier for Cox Communications subscribers now that the cable MSO has officially launched MyFlare nationwide. Myflare is a cloud-based media storage service, which should help users secure storage of their photos, videos, and music without the need for an external hard drive.
With MyFlare, subscribers can sync content on their smartphone and tablets with their Macs or PCs. In addition, it enables users to share stored photos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, email, or sms message
Currently, users can download MyFlare apps for Amazon Kindle FireMacs, PCs, and smartphones with Android 1.0 operating systems. Apps for Apple iPhone and iPad devices will be available soon, though there is no publicized time frame yet.
The new service won’t be bundled with Cox’s other services, and will be billed separately. Subscribers can sign up for different levels of storage space, starting at $4.99 for 25 GB, $9.99 for 100 GB, and up to $21.99 for 250 GB. Users who are on the fence about the service can try it free for 30 days.
It could be possible that this service will be offered to non-Cox subscribers. Since it is a cloud-based service, there’s no technical reason for anyone in the country to be unable to use the service. However, it remains unclear if this is a direction the cable MSO is willing to take. Until then, Cox subscribers can try MyFlare for themselves and see if it lives up to the hype.