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  1. oshogg

    oshogg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does anyone know of an application similar to Simplify Media on iPhone for Android OS?

    For those who may not have heard of it before, Simplify Media is an application which allows you to listen to your music from a PC (you install the software on the PC also) on your iphone. It streams the music via the network - converting it to lower bitrate if needed.

    Thanks,
    Osho
     

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  2. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member

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    They don't have it for android.
    I use it from my pc and let people stream from it.
    It's not only for the iphone, but for PC and Macs too.
    The closest thing is last.fm
     
  3. oshogg

    oshogg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know Simplify Media does not exist for android. I am wondering if there is similar app there in Android market. I am planning to buy Droid but this is one App that I know I will use all the time and it is iPhone only :(.

    The closest I could find was subsonic. Subsonic Free Music Streamer Has anyone tried this?

    Osho
     
  4. Robfactory

    Robfactory Well-Known Member

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    I've never tried it, but will def. check it out later on tonight.
     
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    yourm0m1 Active Member

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    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

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    I like imeem. They let you upload music to their site and you can access it using the mobile app.
     
  7. bearsfan85

    bearsfan85 Well-Known Member Developer

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    i believe there is a program called sugarsync that will do this
     
  8. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Well-Known Member

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    I've used all of the above applications and they are mostly abysmal. The droid is connected to one of the fastest 3G networks around, so I don't think its an internet issue, especially since I can stream from Pandora just fine. The developer of the Orb software obviously just copied over the UI from the iphone to Android which just ruins the experience. Sugarsync is a bit complicated, and runs from the cloud so it is different than Simplify media. I am tired of all these cloud services trying to nickel and dime us for use of their servers. I WANT TO SET UP MY OWN PC AS A STREAMING MEDIA SERVER! I know I am not alone.

    Simply media works great on pc's and mac's, and even the iphone. The Droid can run background apps so why are these apps not coming out sooner? I am crossing my fingers for Simplify media for Android cause it will actually work.
     
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    deftdrummer Well-Known Member

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    From Simplify's site:

    March 15, 2010

    After developing the technology behind Simplify Media for over 4 years, it is time for us to take it in a new direction. In order to focus on this transition, we will no longer be offering the current software to new users. Today we are removing the Simplify iPhone applications from the App Store, and new account creation will be disabled shortly after that. However, existing Simplify accounts and clients will continue to work fine.

    We are unable to share our future plans at this time but hope to be able to announce the re-launch of the technology soon. In the meantime, we will continue to operate the existing service for at least the next 3 months. Many thanks to those of you who have supported us and helped us improve Simplify over the last few years! We hope you will enjoy its future incarnations as well.

    3/17 update: Account creation has now been disabled, and software downloads have been removed to avoid confusion. As mentioned, existing accounts and clients will continue to work, but the friends capability is no longer supported. While this feature never got as much usage as we had hoped, we do apologize to folks that used it.

    What will change about my account?
    Existing account holders can continue to use the service and software to access their own music and photos.

    Will my account be going away in the future?
    We will be announcing future plans at a later date, but we will continue to operate the service for at least the next 3 months.

    Can my friends still sign up for accounts?
    No. Creation of new accounts has been disabled.

    Can I still share things with my friends if I already have an account?
    No. All sharing with friends has been disabled.

    Will you continue to offer any kind of tech support?
    Our support plan is under review, but no change is being made at this time, so email support and web support documentation are still available.

    Can I still download the software?
    No, downloads have been disabled.
     
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