Dock & Share WiFi Music Player
Dec 9, 2014 7:46 AM –
Dock & Share WiFi Music Player gives you the ability to dock one Android phone or tablet to your stereo system, share it, and control the music from a separate Android phone or tablet that is connected to the same WiFi network. View and play music that exists on either device, view and change the play queue, control the volume, seek through a track, shuffle the songs on an album, etc.
When you initially launch Dock & Share, it can be used as a standard music player. Click on the WiFi Music Play menu option and you’ll have the option of sharing the device – OR – connecting to a different device that is already being shared on your WiFi network.
- Share this Device – Allows other Android devices on the WiFi network to control the volume and music being played through Dock & Share on this device.
- Connect to a Device – Allows you to control the music being played on the other device. In essence, your phone or tablet becomes a WiFi remote control for the music player.
To view the play queue, drag the active song to the top of the screen and the play queue will be presented. From there you can set the repeat and shuffle options, jump to a specific song in the queue or remove 1 or more songs from the queue.
To get started:
- Open Dock & Share on the device you will be docking to your stereo system, click the menu, and share the device. When you dock this device to your stereo system, set the stereo to the highest volume you want to allow. You’ll be able to take the volume to mute through this application, but no louder than the volume set on the stereo system. If you have access, it’s best to keep this device plugged in so you’re not limited by battery life.
- Open Dock & Share from a 2nd device that is connected to the same WiFi network, click the menu and choose connect to a device. Select the device you shared in step #1, and at that point you’ll be controlling the music playing through your shared device (which would typically be docked to a stereo system). To disconnect, click the menu, choose connected device, and then disconnect.
Requirements: Your WiFi network must support multicast broadcast and cross device connectivity.
The app works great for both indoor & outdoor stereo systems so long as a WiFi network is available. Allow your guests to play their own music through your stereo system; they simply need to download the app and connect to the device you’ve shared and have docked to your stereo system.
Give it a try… It’s free and you’ll have access to most features; including the ability to stream up to 10 songs to the shared device that is connected to your stereo system. Once you’ve reached that limit, you’ll have the option of upgrading to premium which allows you to stream an unlimited number of songs to the shared device. Please note this limitation does not apply to music that already exists on the docked/shared device.
This app has not been reviewed by AndroidTapp.com