Listen to Music from Computer through iPhone

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  1. jnguyen4 macrumors 6502

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    Ok. I was talking to some dude and he told me that he heard there is such an app where I don't have to store my music directly on my phone, but instead have my music library accessible over the internet. He said that I have to have the app on both my computer and the iPhone. I know there are apps that let me do that within the same network, but how about if it is just using 3g?

    Is there even such a thing?
     
  2. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. is it reliable?
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    It works okay over edge. It's great over 3G and awesome over Wifi! :D
     
  4. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so this means i can delete all my music thats inside my iphone and just use this right?
     
  5. shabbado macrumors member

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    Yea... it rocks! I use it all the friggin time.
     
  6. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i wonder y it hasn't got a lot of exposure.. haven't really heard much about this.
     
  7. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    there is also the airfoil app that came out that is all over MR that lets you stream music from ANY source on the computer
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yeah but unfortunately you have to be on the same wifi network to stream it. Not that useful in my opinion.
     
  9. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    question!

    ok i just downloaded the app. im experimenting with it still. does the app have to be open for me to access the files? or does itunes have to be open? or the combination of both?
     
  10. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    Orb does the same thing and is much more advanced
     
  11. iNash macrumors 6502

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    Hang on, let me get this right? (It is 2am, I have had beer, I have had no sleep)

    This works of the 3G/Edge network? - What's the limitation?

    Theoretically I can leave my Mac on at home and play the music on it through my iPhone when I am 60+miles away?

    Have I got this wrong?

    Thanks
     
  12. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    You've got it right. You can also access up to (I believe) 5 shared libraries. As long as the computer remains on.
     
  13. iNash macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! :cool:

    Although now completely negates my need for an iPod at work :(
     
  14. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    The Simplify Media application needs to be running on your home computer, yes. It is independent of iTunes.
     
  15. icedmocha macrumors regular

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    Do you have to buy a base computer app as well, or just the iphone app?
     
  16. jnguyen4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    only the iphone app. the app for your computer is free.
     

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