Hewlett-Packard is reportedly planning to unleash its own cloud based movie and music streaming services for the users of its upcoming webOS based TouchPad tablet device.
According to an internal presentation leaked by Pre Central, the HP Music Store and the HP Movie Store, will be dished out this summer when HP launches the TouchPad.
The presentation, which was sent by HP to select HP Small and Medium Business partners, dedicated two slides to the upcoming cloud based stores.
The mock-up versions of the HP Music Store came with notes which revealed that the TouchPad will come with a music-syncing function that will use cloud servers to remotely sync and store users purchased music. HP will also allow users to stream music that they have not purchased.
According to the slide, the platform will also feature an algorithm that determines which music users are most likely to listen and cache it locally on the tablet device. Users will also be able to stream music to HP Smartphones that run on webOS 3.0.
Apple needs to quickly dish out a cloud based iTunes server if it wants to maintain its lead in the digital media market. Amazon has already released a cloud based music player and store, with Google and HP next in line to launch their own platforms.