Stream your entire PC itunes library to iphone - anywhere

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Manj27, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Manj27 macrumors member

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    Seems like you could now have acces to an "unlimited" amount of disk space for media files on iphone - your PC hard drive!.......

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    Orb Unlocks iPhone and iPod Touch From iTunes; Free New Service Eliminates Syncing with iTunes

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    13 December 2007

    20:50

    PR Newswire (U.S.)

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    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Orb Networks ( http://www.orb.com ) today announced that you can now play your PC music collection on your Apple(R) iPhone(R) or iPod(R) touch without having to sync with iTunes. Responding to a user study that found repeated syncing of the iPhone to a PC to be 'a pain in the ass,' Orb(R) enables users to play their PC music on their iPhone or iPod touch from anyplace they have a wireless Internet connection, right away.

    "Wait, so, no more syncing? Just hit play?" asked Allison Logue, 18-year-old iPod owner from Fallbrook, California. "That's like having an iPod the size of your PC hard drive."

    Here's how it works: install the free Orb application on the Windows(R) PC where you have your music. Then go to the free service at http://mycast.orb.com from the native Safari browser on your iPhone or iPod touch to play what you want right from your PC.

    "What kind of robot always decides ahead-of-time what songs they're going to be in the mood for when they're away from their PC?" asked Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. "Don't sync some. Stream all."

    Orb also enables you to send your friends text messages with links to your PC music.

    "With Orb, you can rock the inbox of your friends' iPhones... and any other phone with a Web connection and streaming media player," said Ian McCarthy, VP of Product Marketing at Orb. "Don't just text about the music. Share the experience of the music."

    Download Orb today from http://corp.orb.com/mobile_music/ . You can also download the Orb-powered Winamp(R) Remote from http://winamp.com/remote and log in at http://winamp.orb.com .

    To see a video of streaming music to the iPhone using Winamp Remote, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fi23xSxFcE
     
  2. merlinmagician macrumors member

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    I saw this on the theregister yesterday. I am all for new technology but this seems like a solution to something which isn't a problem.

    I have an iPhone because I can take my music, photos and video with me. It's not subject to mobile phone networks or Wi-fi. I have a long commute so I plan what sort of music I would like to listen to. I very rarely (in fact I have never) thought "I wish I had that album or that track" I just listen to what's available. With 8Gb there's always something.

    I have an iTunes library of 4000 tracks but I rarely listen to all of them. I select a few new albums and off I go. I rotate the music every few weeks so that I don't have just the same stuff over and over again.

    Sorry whilst I applaud the creative skill in achieving this. I just don't get it.

    Am I missing something?
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I've signed up for an account and will load it onto my PC server when I get home.

    I'm also interested in finding out if I can get it going with my XB360 - that would mean I can keep my :apple:TV upstairs. :p
     
  4. ViPa macrumors 6502a

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    Orb goes to iPhone...FREE STREAMING MUSIC/VIDEOS from your home pc/laptop

    just trying this out...so far so good..i was able to play music thats one my laptop on my iphone..sooo sickkk:D:D:D
     
  5. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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  6. ViPa macrumors 6502a

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    im using wifi, i havent tried it on EDGE yet..but its a great concept!
     
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