doubleTwist Releases MagicPlay Source Code To Stream Content To Connected Devices

doubleTwist Releases MagicPlay Source Code To Stream Content To Connected Devices

Jul 9, 2013

doubleTwist, the popular music app with more than 10 million downloads, released source code for MagicPlay that allows third-party developers to implement it into their media apps. This new ability lets users stream content to any MagicPlay connected device, providing similar features compared to AirPlay. This means you can easily connect your smartphone or tablet with speakers, TVs, car radios, and more.

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Qualcomm and doubleTwist Want to Popularize MagicPlay, Their Open Source Version of AirPlay

Qualcomm and doubleTwist Want to Popularize MagicPlay, Their Open Source Version of AirPlay

Feb 27, 2013

The lack of an official AirPlay variant on Android is certainly something that has been open for third parties to attempt to jump in on. We’ve seen Zapstreak making strides toward a version of this, and now doubleTwist wants to jump in on this market along with processor manufacutrer Qualcomm. Their new service MagicPlay wants to be an open AirPlay replacement.

This protocol will be open source, and will stream media to Qualcomm devices running the AllJoyn protocol. Their chips are in devices as diverse as TVs and cars. As well, it will be possible to actually stream media over wi-fi, which hopes to alleviate some of the hassles that come with streaming media.

The benefit that MagicPlay will have in starting out is that doubleTwist has a sizable install base on Android, of 10–50 million downloads on Google Play alone. While they’ve tried to use AirPlay in the AirSync app, this is still limiting to only AirPlay receivers. While Zapstreak’s DLNA support gives it the widest compatibility, it will still need a way to breakthrough into the mainstream. doubleTwist may just provide that opportunity for MagicPlay. TechCrunch reports that it should start hitting this spring with source code available in Q3 2013, and doubleTwist is demoing it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.