Let the music flow

Posted on December 21, 2012

Today is, supposedly, the end of the world according to the Mayans.
To celebrate, we present you our latest iOS app called MusicFlow. We’ve taken our previous AirMusic app to the next level.

With MusicFlow, you can now stream anything playing on your device to an Xbox or Smart TV. YES, you can now stream Spotify, Pandora, the free music from your Free Music favorite downloaders. Heck, even DRM protected content such as Audiobooks can play on your big fancy speakers now!

Merry Xmas everyone. Enjoy!
You can find more info about MusicFlow here.

18 Responses to “Let the music flow”

  1. Marcel
    Jan 05, 2013

    Hi

    Great app!

    I have an ipad and a dlna wdtv live. But musicflow does not recognize the wdtv live mediaplayer.

    The wdtv live is working on my home network with other ipad apps however.

    Musicfow does recognize my samsung tv and i can stream spotify to the samsung tv.

    Do you have a solution?

    Thanks!

    Marcel


  2. E63 AMG
    Jan 05, 2013

    I am very disgruntled about your new app, Musicflow. It did not work as shown and also it only works in the Xbox Music app and not in the games like Fullblast does. I hope you update this app soon because, it makes me very unhappy that I paid three dollars to buy a product that did not work as shown.

    Simcerly,
    An Unhappy Customer


  3. Sylvain
    Jan 05, 2013

    Well first of all I want to thank you for buying both apps. You made me 3$ rich after Apple taxes (not counting Uncle Sam).
    Now tell me where do you see in the description of both apps where it states you can use it and play a video game at the same time?
    Yes that’s what I thought. What we’ve done with MusicFlow is a technical challenge that nobody else has done before. Making two opposite forces (Apple & Microsoft) coexist was not a simple feat. It implied some deep analysis of both systems.
    Furthermore, we have no control on what the Xbox allows or not when we’re sending it music via smartglass. I can go into technical details here but I fear it would be a waste of my time. Time is money and I just spent the 3$ you genuinely gave (kof you think I stole).
    Finally, how is MusicFlow not working as shown? Be more specific if you want real support.


  4. Sylvain
    Jan 05, 2013

    Weird. I’ll try to get one to test.


  5. Richard
    Jan 21, 2013

    Sylvain,

    First of all great job on the app. I was looking HARD for something that would allow me to stream spotify to my sound system through my dlna Sony bravia TV. Luckily I found your app, just days after its release. It’s the first app I’ve ever paid for and that’s because as far as I know it’s the only app in existence that can do this. For me it has about an 8 second delay, but I think that’s just inherent in the dlna technology since every other dlna app I’ve used is the same way. So congrats, and don’t worry about the idiots making bad reviews in the App Store. You should start the app description with “THINGS THIS APP WILL NOT DO” LOL.

    Now for the actual question. I want to be able to open this app from another app, so could you tell me what the URL scheme is for the app?

    Also if you could make a dlna beaming app for video that functions in the same way as music flow, it will be one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind, and I will consider rewarding you with my first born child.

    Richard


  6. Sylvain
    Jan 22, 2013

    Ahaha. That was great. Thank you for the feedback. Good idea about updating the app description.
    Unfortunately for video, the video code AirPlay is using is not a DLNA format that is supported by all devices. Thus a conversion would be required and might be too CPU intensive for the phone. Will definitely let you know if we can make it work. ;-)

    -s


  7. Guilherme Andrade
    Mar 31, 2013

    I would also like to thank you for the great idea. However, I was not able to run the app on my ps3. The app didn’t find the device. Is it even possible to do so?


  8. Sylvain
    Mar 31, 2013

    Unfortunately, the PS3 is not supported as stated in the description of the app.


  9. Sylvain,

    I am posting a bug report here because I didn’t find any e-mail address to you,

    First, I have been looking for a long time for a solution to stream Spotify and Wimp via UPnP and I was delighted to find MusicFlow last week!

    I asked a couple of people to test it for a couple of days before I sent out a newsletter to our dealer network.

    It works great and I sent out an e-mail to all our dealers yesterday, but we have discovered a few possible bugs, which I would like to bring your attention to.

    1. If I connect three different UPnP renderers (Naim HDX, Arcam AVR360 and Pro-Ject Stream Box) to the network, then MusicFlow can only display the iPad and (up to) two of the connected renderers. These two can be any of the three in any combination. I have duplicated this problem several times.

    2. One of our dealers reported the following: He connected two UPnP renderers (e.g. Naim NDX and Naim UnitiQute) He selected the Naim NDX, but the audio from MusicFlow was directed to the other rendered in the system, Naim UnitiQute. I will try to duplicate this problem later this week.

    We also have a request. It would be very useful if the volume control could be disabled. When using MusicFlow in a system with mixed UPnP renderers it’s easy to forget the volume control and when accidentally hitting it some products can rush up to full volume which can come as a bit of a surprise.

    But regardless of the bugs we have found, it’s a great app, which we are recommending to all our partners in the industry!

    We have asked a wider group of people to test it further before we go out and recommending it to the public at our websites and in our UPnP training documents. But we are confident that it’s a solid app that is finally solving the Spotify over UPnP that everyone has been looking for for years.

    Carl Michael Engvall


  10. Client
    Sep 12, 2013

    Bought the app. It does not support neither Sonos nor Raumfeld which both has standard DLNA renderer. Pitty. Please advice if we can expect those devices supported in future? Many thanks


  11. Grayson Teague
    Oct 15, 2013

    I thought I’d like this App because I Have purchased air music, but my Panasonic TV didn’t find the device like air music does. I wish it had a on switch so it will send a signal to my tv like air music does. Is there any way You could tell me how to fix my issue?


  12. Kees
    Oct 26, 2013

    Hallo, I just installed your app Musicflow. It does do what younclaim and that is great. It does stream music to my WDTVlive and my Samsun TV. But, every 10 to 20 seconds or so, it stops playing for a second or so. What can i do to improve? Now the app is useless, otherwise I would rank it 5 stars


  13. Sylvain
    Nov 14, 2013

    Sonos claims to be DLNA compatible but last time I checked they didn’t support LPCM as an input. Has it changed?


  14. Sylvain
    Nov 14, 2013

    It doesn’t work like AirMusic. Your TV must be a UPnP DLNA Renderer. Then it will show up in the list of devices on the phone to which you can stream to.


  15. Sylvain
    Nov 14, 2013

    Your wireless network is probably too slow. Either upgrade. Try without any wireless encryption. Make sure you’re close to your router and even better have your receiving devices connected with ethernet.


  16. Sylvain
    Nov 14, 2013

    Hi Carl,

    I will look into it. Thanks

    -s


  17. Mohamed Amin
    Dec 26, 2013

    I’m enjoying musicflow streaming from Qobuz .com a 16 bit music streaming website to my Naim uniti2 and was wondering if musicflow can send Flac files at 16 bit , Naim reads it is receiving the music at 705kbit not the full 16 bit
    Many thanks for a fab app


  18. Sylvain
    Dec 26, 2013

    If Qobuz is already high quality, music flow will not degrade the sound. It sends PCM data to your NAIM unit.
    Flac will not improve quality. Qobuz outputs PCM to AirPlay (hopefully uncompressed).



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