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AirPhones: Stream Audio Wirelessly To your iDevice Directly from Your PC

If you happen to be a music lover (Like Me!) then living away from your playlists and music collections becomes a bit of an arduous thing. iDevices provide users to manage their music effectively plus catchy things like Cover Flow and Genius force us to keep our music collections on either our iPads, iPhone’s or the elusive iPod Touch.

So today I will be introducing to you a very innovative kind of an application that will allow you to listen to your favorite music on your iOS device. AirPhones is basically a cross platform application that allows users to stream audio directly from their computer to an iDevice that is iPhone or iPod Touch. All you need to have is to create a server on Mac, Linux or Windows, a wireless network and AirPhones mobile app installed on your iDevice.

How to Get Started with AirPhones?

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First of all you have to launch AirPhones on your PC to initiate the server sequence, you can place AirPhones icon either on your desktop or system tray. You can also auto launch or quick launch AirPhones app from system tray, in this way you will be aware of the fact that whether server is running or not. The icon turns automatically blue when it is functional and grey when its offline.

Once you are sure that server is up and running, then launch the AirPhones iOS app. The app is available in both the paid and Lite versions. Now when the app is through on a WiFi network a prompt will be generated automatically on your PC that AirPhones iOS app is trying to connect to your PC, Click OK and the procedure will continue.

Doing this will automatically start streaming the audio contents on your PC to the corresponding iDevice that is iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The application works perfectly fine on all the Windows versions (XP, Vista and Windows 7) and Linux or Mac. You can download both the desktop version and iOS app of AirPhones from their official website.

Spotify Launches New Services to take on iTunes

Spotify, the company which offers music streaming service has announced the launch of its latest offering, with a new iPod management functionality. The new service from Spotify offers users to sync all their music as well as buy MP3s through their revamped download service. The service can also be used on their mobile phones with the help of the Spotify Mobile app for iOS and Android, which will now allow its users to sync wirelessly with their favourite  MP3 playlists from their PC.

Features

  • The app allows you to connect your iPod to your computer via your USB cable which will then appear in the new ‘Devices’ section of your Spotify sidebar to sync all the MP3s in your Spotify playlists to your iPod
  • The Spotify iPhone & Android apps will let you sync wirelessly with your MP3 playlists in Spotify from your computer, by addind your phone to the ‘Devices’ section.
  • Spotify’s MP3 download service introduces a new range of MP3 bundles, which will now be available at competitive prices, starting from 50p per song, with 10 tracks for £7.99/€9.99 (80p/€1 a track), 15 tracks for £9.99/€12.99 (67p/€0.87 /track), 40 tracks for £25/€30 (63p/€0.75) or 100 tracks for £50/€60 (50p/€0.60).

The new service is compatible with iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod, which will also allow its users to sync MP3 content from Spotify Playlists to any iPod without the need of iTunes.

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Daniel Ek, CEO & Founder of Spotify stated;

Free and Open users can use our mobile app for all MP3s they would like to sync, both songs bought in Spotify and songs on their computer that they’ve purchased from before. If you’re missing MP3s in your Spotify playlist that you would like to sync to your iPod you can easily complete it by purchasing missing songs in one easy step in Spotify, before syncing.

The new service will soon be available all across the world, but currently is only available in selected European countries.
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Stream Audio From Your Computer to Your iOS Device: WiFi2HiFi

We’ve already told you how to stream video onto your iOS device from your desktop computer using the VLC Streamer app. This app is also somewhat similar, but only streams audio. WiFi2HiFi is a new app that lets you stream your favorite music stored on your computer and to your iOS device using an active Wi-Fi connection.

WiFi2HiFi works just like VLC Streamer for iOS devices and thus requires a desktop program running on the computer to make this whole thing work flawlessly. This will be a very useful alternative if you’re one of those who like to sit in the living room and listen to music on their computer which is in the next room or so. As long as you’re within the same Wireless range as your PC or Mac the streaming should work fine.

You can also connect your iOS device to a Hi-Fi system and then stream music from your favorite radio station as well. The desktop app is known as WiFi2HiFi Station and controls all the activities with utmost ease. The Desktop app is also very easy to setup and detects your iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad automatically. Once connected, all yohave to do is chose your audio player, select what you want to listen to(a playlist, podcast, stream etc) and begin listening to it on your iOS device.

WiFi2HiFi is not a free app, but is really worth the 99 Cents you’ll be paying for it. You can download it from the App Store and read more about it here. Requires iOS 3.0 and above. The desktop app WiFi2HiFi Station is available freely for both PC and Mac.

Grooveshark: Find Your Favorite Songs And Stream It Easily

If you are looking for a nice website to stream your favorite music then you should bookmark Grooveshark, an awesome website to search and listen to songs online. This site comes with an easy to use user interface. There is a search box at the top to search your favorite songs. While searching the songs I came to know that its database is so intense and it gave all the results I searched for. Continue reading Grooveshark: Find Your Favorite Songs And Stream It Easily