Since I started using it this summer I’ve become quite the fan of doubleTwist, a media application that makes it easier to load up your Android with content. The draw is that its interface is much like that of iTunes, so it has a familiarity factor. The app got better when they added streaming music. I got hooked, and even paid for the app, when they introduced wireless syncing. I noticed an update from the Market this week, and with it comes another great feature. You can now stream content from your Android to your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. As with most advance features of doubleTwist, this one does not come free. You’ll need the AirSync version, which you can get for $4.99 at the Market. That allows you to use the primary function: wireless syncing. That way I don’t have to attach a cord in order to load songs onto and delete songs from my Nexus. The new feature basically takes AirSync a step further and allows you to connect to your video game console in addition to your PC or Mac. This is useful in a different way, since you can now stream content on your Android to your television, using your PS3 or Xbox 360 as a middle man. One important note is that your PS3 will have to run on WiFi in order for this to work. For most people this is not an issue. When I started trying this new feature, I noticed that doubleTwist wasn’t showing up on my PS3. That’s because I have the thing hard wired, as to increase download speeds (which comes in handy for system updates). I had to switch to WiFi in order to get it working. That makes sense, of course. It’s called AirSync for a reason. Once you install the AirSync update on your Android, go into settings and then tap AirTwist — it mentions PS3 and Xbox in the description. From there you just have to tap the check box next to AirTwist and you’re set. You’ll be asked to use your home WiFi network, which I presume you have programmed into your handset. Once you do that you’re set. If you plan to watch or listen for a while, I’d recommend checking the Keep Wifi Alive box, since you don’t want your Android falling asleep and ruining the stream. Again, this is a premium feature of doubleTwist and it will cost $5 to use. If you’re interested, head over to the Market. It’s been just a day since I started using the update, and I’m digging it already. Via Zatz Not Funny!
Play your Android media through PS3 and Xbox with doubleTwist
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