Stream Music to iPhone from Home Computer

Posted: August 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: iphone | 14 Comments »

audiogalxyAs a replacement to the now defunct SimplifyMedia, I have been using, and highly recommend audiogalaxy to stream any mp3 or .m4a (DRM free) to my smart phone.  This app can run on the iPhone/ iPad/iPodTouch or any Android device.  The server application (running on the computer with your music files) can be installed on any Windows or  Mac OS X 10.5 or greater machine.

Here’s a quick run down for comparison.

Audiogalaxy Pros:

  • Quickly loads large library (15k songs) on iPhone – tested on 3G
  • Has a web interface that allows you to play your library on an internet connected PC/MAC/Linux box
  • Allows you you shuffle entire library
  • Low processor footprint on server
  • Works over 3g or WiFi
  • Actively Developed – New features regularly added
  • Free!

Audiogalaxy Cons:

  • Does not buffer more than one song, so there is a delay between the songs
  • No support for .flac or .ogg
  • I couldn’t import my iTunes playlists

Minor Gripes:

  • Can’t scrobble to last.fm
  • No way to add friends or share library

That’s it!  Overall, I find audiogalaxy to be the best software that streams your home music library to your smart phone.

Audiogalaxy Web Interface

Audiogalaxy Web Interface


14 Comments on “Stream Music to iPhone from Home Computer”

  1. 1 Name said at 8:30 am on October 16th, 2010:

    This is amaising love It and use It every day

  2. 2 Brian Kenyon said at 1:50 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    I would love to see Last.fm scrobbling support too. Genius mixes would be nice too.

  3. 3 will said at 11:10 pm on December 20th, 2010:

    this looks interesting but I’m not really thrilled with the idea of installing a ‘helper’ application from the browser, especially when it’s free software – makes you wonder how they’re monetizing, gathering data, who knows, but I have too much bad experience with spyware I guess :)

  4. 4 jriggs said at 2:54 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    Hi Will-

    I just wanted to post a quick follow up as there seems to be some confusion. The ‘helper application’ runs on the computer that has all of your music files on it – that’s what serves the mp3s to your phone or browser .

    As far as monetization, I would imaging that once this app is polished (it is already quite good) the developer will start charging for it.

    In short, I dont believe that there is any malware of any sort on this app.

  5. 5 Ren the Unclean said at 4:47 pm on January 7th, 2011:

    I have been waiting for a replacement to simplify media, and this looks like it could be it.

    I unsuccessfully tried a couple of other services, including Orb, which was terribly unstable.

    Thanks for this post!

  6. 6 sount said at 4:34 am on January 27th, 2011:

    wifi2hifi app does a similar thing, it allows streaming from any audio program: http://www.wifi2hifi.com

  7. 7 Julie Hao said at 12:49 pm on January 31st, 2011:

    Audiogalaxy is a fantastic app. But Iagree with sount ‘ comment, this will not replace my WIFI2HIFI app http://www.wifi2hifi.com/ as my preferred music choice.

  8. 8 Wow said at 5:54 pm on February 28th, 2011:

    Huh confusing

  9. 9 Really ? said at 9:57 am on June 9th, 2011:

    WIFI2HIFI does not even come close to sharing the same feature set as Audiogalaxy Mobile.

    End of Line.

  10. 10 Philipp said at 6:28 am on January 28th, 2012:

    Hey guys,

    You love music? Then you should check out the new iphone music stream application called “YouTune”.

    It works like spotify or other streaming apps. But the differenc is that my application is not so expensive. I am sure that you cant belive it, when you see the price but, it is true 1,99$ app price and you can stream millions of songs for a life-long. And there is no monthly fee, only tge app price to pay.

    with this Low price I would only pay, the server costs and a litte fee for me.

    I hope i see you there,
    Stay tuned :)

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  12. 12 warts remove said at 2:14 am on April 29th, 2012:

    Greetings from Florida! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, wonderful site!

  13. 13 Gabriel said at 10:51 pm on June 17th, 2012:

    Thanks for this, I want looking something like this for a long time

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