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iPhone App Allows You to Stream iTunes Library to iPhone

Before we say anything about the app, Simplify Media, go download it. Like right now. The first 100,000 iPhone users who download Simplify Media will receive it for free. After that, they'll be charged a cool $3.99. Who doesn't like a deal? Okay, good.

Simplify Media is an app that uses the desktop version on your Mac or PC to wirelessly stream your iTunes Library to your iPhone. So essentially the storage cap for music on your iPhone is essentially removed. Plus, it also works over EDGE and 3G and you have the option of listening to 30 of your friends' iTunes Library as well. In other words, Simplify Media is oozing and dripping with potential.

Here's to hoping you got a chance to be one of the first 100,000 users to download! As soon as we get things running, we at TiPb will let you know how well Simplify Media actually works!

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I doubt it makes sense to have your PC at home running all day just to stream music to your mobile device... I usually switch my PC off if I don't use it.

Looks like a great idea. I have around 19,000 tracks, which may be too much for it to handle. I haven't been able to get it to work. The good news: the developer was responsive by email. But it still doesn't work.

Who turns their computers off these days? I've kept mine up 24/7 since 94?
I can't wait to test this out, though streaming music over EDGE is a little limiting. First the audio quality is going to suffer and second, if you dock your iPhone in a speaker dock you can't stream the music without feedback. Of course if you're on WiFi both of these limitations disappear.

I just got it. Thanks for the tip, guys. You've been making my iPhone experience that much better.
Now, to test the app!

I notice that even docked when I am streaming the 16k songs I have it burns the battery to death. So it seems to be burning the battery up even though it is charging at the same time. I wonder if they can fix that? Other than that...I am voting best app so far (at least for me)

Terrific app. It took the desktop client forever to read my iTunes database but once it did it worked.
I like the fact that they add the album cover art themselves. There are a few CD's that I loaded into the iTunes library which Apple doesn't sell and won't provide the artwork for but Simplify will.
Now on to more testing to see how usable this is in the real world. But in concept and an early look at execution this is the type of mobile app service that you'll want on your iPhone - especially if you are forced to leave some content at home.

Thanks for the heads up. I don't even have an iPhone yet and I downloaded it, just because I know that I WILL use it when I do get an iPhone in a month or so.
Thanks for saving me $4!

JR... I am able to play DRM protected music. The issue I am seeing is that there is music I have access to that I do not own, which seems to be very stange. like it is capturing music from someone else's playlist...

Grabbed this one as soon as I read about it! Great find! I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm never not going to take advantage of a good free application again.

iTunes can already do this for free as long as you are on the same network. Set it up under sharing in itunes and under ipod in settings on iphone.