Monday, December 6th, 2010
Are you the kind of person that wants to listen their extensive Barry White collection on their big living room speakers?
There are a variety of complex ways to do this but Ubuntu One offers an easy solution for iPhone users. All you’ll need is Ubuntu One Music (part of the Ubuntu One Mobile add-on) on an iPhone running iOS 4.2 and an audio/video component that supports AirPlay. Devices such as Apple TV and stereo electronics from Denon, Marantz, or iHome (US links) are available now or coming soon to a store near you.
Setup is easy and does not require an update to the Ubuntu One Music app.
- Follow the instructions to connect your AirPlay device to your network and television.
- Launch Ubuntu One Music on your iPhone and start playing a song from your synced mp3 collection.
- The volume slider at the bottom of the screen has a new icon on the right. Clicking the icon enables you to choose where to output your audio. Select your Apple TV and after a few seconds you’ll start to hear “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” from your speakers.
All of the app’s controls still function so you can pause, skip, or browse over to your Teddy Pendergrass favorites. You can be anywhere in the house and control what’s streaming from your Ubuntu One personal cloud.
Remember that Ubuntu One Mobile will stream all of your mp3s that are in your personal cloud whether they’re purchased from the Ubuntu One Music Store or synced from your personal collection.