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Stream Music From Your iTunes Library to Your Android Device With HomePipe

HomePipe Networks is announcing the availability of the latest version of their Android app which lets users stream music from iTunes straight to their devices. You can use your 3G or WiFi connection to stream the music, eliminating the need to carry a big SD card to store your music files (and – in the process – giving you nearly unlimited storage space for all your tunes). You can also access other files on your home PC using the client they provide for Windows or Mac.

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Sign up is easy, but they are experiencing delays right now in getting activation emails out. In the meantime, you can download the free app which allows you to test drive the service with some sample folders and libraries set up on their end. The free version is ad supported, but you can download the paid version for $2.99 to get rid of those (I couldn’t see if any paid-specific features were added).

Unfortunately, that’s about all we can say because the test drive didn’t work too well for us (it took a couple of minutes to buffer a 4MB song) and the activation email still has yet to make its way to my inbox. For more information, visit HomePipe now.




  • Soufjerzz

    Does this work for zune as well?

  • TJ

    Looks like a cool app. However, ampache/amdroid are free, and it provides the same functionality.

  • JS

    Thats cool but I would have to say the App I have now Moozone is way better then this.

  • Lieutenant

    wouldn’t the next update include this OS-wide?

  • Colin

    Subsonic (http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp) is an open source server and app which does the same thing and includes a browser front end, too, so you can literally play all of your music anywhere with an internet connection. I installed it last week and it was super simple to set up.

  • http://digitalflophouse.com/ Evan Kaufman

    @TJ true, but setting up (and especially maintaining) an ampache server is probably more work than most people will want to go through.

  • gavball

    Got the activation email, but install on my computer failed…

  • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com TB

    I’ll stick with subsonic, does the same thing, except doesn’t need iTunes. And it’s probably more tested.

  • Jasper

    This is such a great idea, but iTunes is the absolute worst. I hope eventually we’ll be able to stream from other music libraries.

  • Masrico

    Cannont find on Market – Using MT3G w/Android 1.6

    Help?

  • Matrix

    As far as I can tell, and as far as I’ve read on other sites, this app does nothing more than streams a folder full of music. It doesn’t have any real iTunes integration. Nothing special here…

  • DaveS

    Quentyn,

    Send us an email to support@homepipe.net with the email account you used to sign up with and we will ensure you get activated if you haven’t been already.

    @ #10

    Unfortunately the HomePipe app is only supported on Android v2.1 or greater.

  • reddragon72

    I have to agree with the other two people, Subsonic is just as good. I even have mine setup to stream my movies/videos to my phone via the web interface and Froyo/flash.

  • MB

    Yay! This is gonna be awesome (assuming it works)

  • Juan

    It works okay so far. I have an HTC Hero (Sprint) … when I tried to watch a movie from my pc it began to download it. I thought it would stream it…

  • dcs
  • Rick

    Reddragon, How did you get movies to stream using subsonic? I’m still trying to figure that part out. TIA