How to Wirelessly Stream Android Media to an HDTV: doubleTwist AirSync

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One of my favorite features in Apple’s iOS (s aapl) platform is the new AirPlay functionality. With it, you can stream videos on a mobile device to either a computer or an AppleTV connected to a big screen, for example. Google Android (s goog) users can now do the same because earlier this week, the folks behind doubleTwist added this feature to its $4.99 application called AirSync. I’ve long used the free doubleTwist software to get media from a computer to my Android devices, and the new AirTwist functionality enhances the experience by turning an Android device into an easy-to-use media server!

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In this brief video, I’ll show an example of syncing music over Wi-Fi from my iMac to my Samsung Galaxy Tab, then wirelessly stream that music to my Microsoft Xbox 360 (s msft). I also use AirTwist to pipe a video and still pictures to the big screen, right over my Wi-Fi connection. There’s one “gotcha” with the software that I’ve found so far, so pay attention to my video demo. The new AirSync feature also supports wireless streaming to PlayStation 3, so owners of Sony’s (s sne) gaming console can enjoy the AirSync experience too.

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Dan

Can you play/control/search music on the PS3 from the Android device itself? Searching thru pages of music SUXS on the PS3 interface.

James

I love how the market is heading in the direction of streaming media. This video has great coverage and was done very well. I have been using the Remote Access app from my employer, DISH Network, to do the opposite. I can stream live TV, on demand content, and all of my DVR recordings to my Android.

I do not see much use from this Airsync app considering all of the set top web browsers out there. The Logitech Review is definitely my favorite of those

multimatt

Any other options than Xbox or PS3? I don’t own a gaming device, but like the possibility of using DoubleTwist to do what you demoed! Wonder if there’s a way to make the Roku box access this?

Jonathan Cohen

You don’t need to pay anything at all. Just use the Java PS3 media server app on your PC connected to the same network as the PS3, and you can do it for free – I was testing it out the other week with music, photos, and videos.

Dave Zatz

Nicely done. Every time you do a cool video, I want to do a cool video. :) Wish there was a true AirPlay Android app that takes all A/V content and streams it to a TV, regardless of app or DRM, etc.

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