WinAmp Does Mobile

Mobile Extension Allows Users to Access Music Available on Their PC Through Mobile Devices

Winamp has announced Winamp Remote, a mobile extension to its Winamp Remote PC-to-PC streaming service, currently in Beta. Starting March 26, Winamp Remote users will be able to access their home music library through streaming mobile devices. This new mobile service will offer users a playback-focused experience where content will stream at the appropriate bitrate for the data connection and format for streaming players.

Winamp Remote on Mobile will work on handsets with a data plan, Web browser, and any kind of streaming media player: 3gp, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, or Flash. Winamp Remote does not support the streaming of DRM protected music.

This mobile extension builds upon Winamp Remotes initial PC service, powered by Orb Networks, which gives users the ability to stream their home music collection to any internet-connected computer with a browser. The service also allows users to share streams of individual songs or playlists with friends, and manage their music with ratings and personal playlists.

Current Winamp Remote users can access the service from their phone. No new installation or client software is required. New users will need to download the Winamp Remote client on to their home PC.

Author: FutureMusic

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