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Android Saved Me $$$ (Wire-less Music)!!!


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  1. FlyHighx

    FlyHighx Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    For a while now I've been looking for a way to play music off of my computer throughout my house AND be able to control that music without being tied down to actually needing to be AT the pc or media extender to manage the music. I've looked into many of the available products out there such as Sonos but have been reluctant to shell out the several hundred dollars for such a system. There are Bluetooth devices as well, but a 15-30 foot range, plus sound quality issues makes that less then ideal as well.

    I came across an alternative using my android phone that works SO well, I felt compelled to share.

    The app on Android is called Lazik. It is a remote control app that intergrates seamlessly with Winamp, the popular and free music player for PCs. There are other remotes out there, such as Gmote, that play music on your PC from your phone, but lack a key feature. Gmote can play songs off your PC but can not manage a playlist. Lazik, will let you create, modify, add to, remove and skip around your playlists, on the fly, instantly.

    In other words, hook up your laptop running Winamp to your stereo and from your phone, over your wifi network OR over 3G, from any room in or outside of your house you can DJ a party from your phone. Song comes on you want to skip? Take your phone out of your pocket and hit next. Friend says "remember that song we used to listen too?" whip out your phone and add it to playlist or play it immediately. Outside on the patio listening to music on your outdoor speakers and want to change the song or cue up some new songs? No problem, no need to leave your seat or get out of the pool.

    Admittedly, it can't do everything a Sonos type system can do, but for free, or less then $3 for the paid version, it's a pretty cool way to control your music from a device that you're probably going to have in your pocket anyway. BTW, I have no affiliation with this app. It's only been out 2 months and I just came across it and thought I'd share it because it has worked so flawlessly.


    http://www.appbrain.com/app/lazik-winamp-remote-control/com.bypops.android.lazik.lite

    Official Page: Lazik
     

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  2. Stupifier

    Stupifier Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, aWinampRemote is a better Winamp Remote.
    aWinampRemote - Android app on AppBrain

    1. It has more features...for example, the ability to SAVE a playlist and RATE music.

    2. Lazik has adds on free version....aWinampRemote does not.

    3. There is a new cool feature that Pauses/Unpauses when receiving and ending a phone call. Lazik does not do this.

    4. I just like it better after trying both for a while.

    I never understood why Lazik keeps getting all the publicity while aWinampRemote is always in the shadow. After using the free version of both apps for a while, I shelled out the cash for aWinampRemote and have not looked back. a primary reason for this is the creator actually listened to a personal feature request of mine....I wanted the ability to rate my music from the App.....he added that ability within 1 week!

    In the end, get what you are more comfortable with...but seriously, aWinampRemote is pretty sweet man.
     
  3. maria22hzn

    maria22hzn New Member

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    Thanks for the post man... :):):) i appreciate it
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    My only concern is why you'd have your phone with you in the pool ;)
     

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