updated 03:35 pm EDT, Fri April 17, 2009
GruvMe for iPhone
M3X Media has launched a new web application, said to help turn an iPhone into a multimedia entertainment device. The launch is tied into the release of a limited public beta for GruvMe, a program which offers access to movies, videos and games. M3X provides the content delivery network for GruvMe.
The app provides access to what M3X describes as a library containing millions of songs, thousands of videos, and hundreds of games. In addition to the iPhone, the software should eventually support the Wii, PS3, PC, Mac, iPod and various other mobile devices. The beta is being used to test the software's performance, as well as offer a chance at recommendations. Once the beta is finished users are expected to receive access to full-length movies and cable TV programming.
People can sign up with GruvMe for free, but must pay $10 monthly for a full-access subscription plan. Users can also choose to buy content permanently, for instance at a cost of 99 cents per song.