RealPlayer gained notoriety back in the mid 1990s as a method to stream audio and video over slower connections. RealPlayer looks to reboot its business model using the cloud. RealPlayer has perfected the art of streaming content from one point to another. This marriage between RealPlayer and the cloud seems to be a perfect fit.
RealPlayer Cloud is available in two versions. There is a free version and a paid version. As you would expect, the free version is crippled compared to the paid version. Free users get 2 gigabytes of space for their media. This is not that much when you consider the fact that most content that will be stored in this storage locker will be video content. In order to unlock a plethora of features and 25 gigabytes of storage space, the company is asking $4.95 a month. The 100 gigabyte plan is $9.99 per month and the 300GB plan is $29.99 a month.
RealPlayer Cloud is really no different than any other media player such as VLC. You are able to host view and play your files in a neat, organized fashion with all of sorts of customizations. RealPlayer Cloud has separated itself from the pack of existing media players. With RealPlayer Cloud, users can share videos privately with just a few clicks. This is a step beyond the traditional bounds of a media player. This type of setup can only exist with a robust cloud infrastructure. You could technically do this on YouTube but there are several limitations involved with that model that are not present while using the RealPlayer Cloud. Users can also stream their videos and music on any of their web connected devices. In fact, users who have RoKu or Google Chromecast can stream their videos using RealPlayer Cloud onto their televisions. Mac and Linux are not natively supported but you can still access the content locker of a RealPlayer Cloud using any web browser. Consumer reviews for RealPlayer cloud seem to be good overall.