DoubleTwist Brings AirPlay Compatibility to Android

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As noted by Engadget, doubleTwist has released a new version of its Android app offering support for Apple's AirPlay streaming standard.

As of version 1.4 it will stream music, videos or pictures to the Apple TV or other compatible devices while also claiming beta support for Sonos hardware. The DoubleTwist player is free, but using AirPlay means purchasing the $4.99 AirSync add-on that also enables wireless sync with your media library (iTunes) and streaming to DLNA or uPnP compatible devices.

Details are available in the updated app description for doubleTwist Player for Android:

Recent changes:

- doubleTwist now supports AirPlay for users who have upgraded to AirSync. Stream to Apple TV (music, videos and photos) and DLNA devices (music and videos). Beta support for Sonos.
- When a supported device such as the Apple TV is recognized on the same WiFi network as your Android device, you can start streaming to it from the doubleTwist playback controls if you are an AirSync user.

doubleTwist has a long history with Apple, having been founded by Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon"), who gained fame for reverse engineering both Apple's FairPlay digital rights management component for iTunes Store content and the Content Scramble System used to encrypt DVDs.

In 2008, the company debuted software for Windows and Mac that sought to replace iTunes as the media management hub for computer users, expanding its offerings in late 2009 to include an integrated version of the Amazon MP3 Store. The company has since focused considerable effort on the Android platform, seeking to simplify media management, integrating with the Android Market, and rolling out wireless media syncing via Wi-Fi.

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Top Rated Comments

jgassens Avatar
172 months ago
Uhhh

If you want to use Apple's standards like AirPlay.......why not just get iOS devices???

Because we want to have our cake and eat it too?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aidoneus Avatar
172 months ago
Apple developed AirPlay as an open standard. This won't be shut down.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ppc_michael Avatar
172 months ago
AirPlay is a licensed technology. That would explain the charge for this feature. It's working great, btw!

Note: The illustration in the MacRumors post is for AirSync, not AirPlay. The AirSync just lets you transfer your media to your phone and back over wifi instead of USB. That's been available for a while. Don't know if that's a mistake or not.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChazUK Avatar
172 months ago
DoubleTwist is a great appLication (both on the phone and computer). I bought the AirSync app as soon as it was released.

This is another nice little feature from the DoubleTwist team alongside AirSync.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dustinsc Avatar
172 months ago
Next news: "DoubleTwist Closedown due to massive lawsuit from Apple"

I hope that doesn't happen though, I would hate my android without it...

Agreed. Although I use an iPhone now, I would go to Android if the timing and phone were right, and DoubleTwist was a godsend when I was using a Blackberry.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hattig Avatar
172 months ago
The DoubleTwist media player is pretty good, especially compared to other Android media players. A bit slow on an older Android phone though.

And it's nice that they've got wireless syncing from iTunes before even Apple has bothered to implement it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)