Today I have got a great application for smartphone users. Imagine carrying your entire music library around wherever you go. Personally I would love the ability to do that. My “Songs” folder is more than 60GB in size and being able to carry that around and having immediate access to all my favorite music would be great.
Subsonic makes all of that possible.
The application supports an impressive number of platforms. It can be used on Android and iPhone smartphones and on desktops running Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
So how does Subsonic work exactly?
After installing the desktop application of Subsonic on your computer and installing the smartphone application on your Android/iPhone cellphone, you will be able to stream the music stored on your computer.
To put more clearly, your computer stays on and provides access to your music folder via the internet. The Subsonic smartphone application then access these music files (again through the internet) and lets you stream your songs as if they were stored on your cellphone.
Similarly you can stream your music from any other computer using a web browser. Most users however will feel that most internet connections are not fast enough to provide seamless streaming. If this happens and you are close to your computer (for instance the same house) you can use a wireless router to stream music which will produce excellent results.
Subsonic is a great desktop application that lets us stream music stored on our computer using other computers or smartphones. Try this application out and use the comments to let me know what you think.