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How to Stream Music on Your Home Computer from Your Mobile Device

How music is produced and distributed has changed drastically over the past two decades. With the birth of digital music samplings, being able to listen to music you’ve purchased has changed from playing your records on a record player to finding a device able to access and stream music no matter where it is saved. The convenience and popularity of being able to listen to hundreds of tracks with one small, hand-held device has led the way for technologies like the iPod and MP3 players.

However, being able to stream music no matter where you have it saved is becoming far more sought-after than purchasing a device to house all of that music – as storage solutions for those devices are getting more and more expensive.

With TappIn, you don’t need to buy a device just for storing and streaming your music. Instead you can use your current mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) to access and stream your music no matter where it is stored. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open the TappIn mobile app, and select the computer or cloud you’d like to access

Step 2: Select your music folder.

TappIn music folder

Step 3: Select the library you’d like to access.

TappIn music library folder

Step 4: Select the track you’d like to listen to and well, listen!

And that’s it. With just a few taps you can stream music files from anywhere. Even if you have separate libraries for your iTunes, MP3 files and any other music accounts, with TappIn you can access all of your libraries from one place.  No more choosing between which libraries to take with you, with TappIn all of your music is with you.

To learn more about the advantages of using TappIn and to access and stream music no matter where it is saved, check out a FREE 30-day trial of TappIn Pro.

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5 Ways in Which TappIn Saves Even the Worst of Days!

Have you ever gotten to class and realized you’ve left your homework on your computer at home? Have you ever gotten home and realized that the documents you need to do work from home are trapped on your work computer? Have you ever wanted to share a video or pictures with grandparents without having that media broadcast online?

We live in a digital age now where a majority of correspondence, work, and entertainment takes place online. People use the internet to access a wide range of different digital content from work, to pictures, to music. Whether you’re a professional, a parent, or both, life gets busy, and having access to your own digital content is something you shouldn’t have to worry about.

TappIn turns your phone into a one-stop shop for all of your digital content, no matter where you have stored that content. Not sold yet? Consider these five stories in which TappIn’s remote access saved the day from being a horrible, no good, very bad one.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 1: Averted, thanks to photo sharing with TappIn!

Michelle was on her way to her best friend’s wedding. She had just pulled into the parking lot of the venue when she realized she’d forgotten her computer.  Her computer that had the slide show of the soon-to-be newlywed couple that was supposed to play before and after the ceremony.It had taken her a half an hour to drive to the venue; she had no time to go home and get her computer now.

On the verge of tears, and fearing she had ruined an important part of the ceremony, Michelle remembered that she had TappIn on her mobile.And unlike her computer, Michelle never left home without her phone.  Using TappIn, she was able to remotely access the photos she had saved on her home computer, because TappIn enables you to share photos no matter where you have saved them.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2: Averted, thanks to Video Streaming with TappIn!

Frank had his final presentation for his video editing class in the morning. He had stayed up all night making the final edits to his short film and was trying to save it on something he could transport to class, since his PC was a desktop computer. Saving or sending the video anywhere other than his PC required purchasing expensive storage solutions. He was finally able to save it to a blank DVD, but the quality of the burned DVD was less than impressive.

That’s when Frank remembered he had TappIn. TappIn is the only video streaming solution that doesn’t require you to save, upload, or send your video anywhere other than where it is first created. And because you don’t have to upload the videos to view them, when Frank got to class all he had to do was connect his phone to the projector and as soon as he pressed Play, the video began.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 3: Averted, thanks to music streaming with TappIn!

Ben is a musician, and though everyone who heard him knew he was going places, he hadn’t yet made the connections he needed to quit his day job. He was dozing in and out of sleep on his daily morning bus ride home from the graveyard shift when he saw a famous local musician causing a stir outside of a Starbucks. At the next stop, he jumped off the bus and started running toward the frenzy.

Since it was early, the crowd was small and relatively calm and Ben was easily able to get the front of the group and ask the musician if he would listen to one of his songs.

“Do you have it on you?”A man standing next to him asked. Ben pulled out his phone and used TappIn to start streaming music, his own music.

The small crowd was encouraging and nodding their head to the beat, when the musician asked, “Do you have other songs?”

“Tons,” Ben replied with a smile, bringing up all of his songs on his phone.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 4: Averted, thanks to sending large files with TappIn!

Harry was in a rush to meet his newest clients, a large hotel chain that was interested in having him design the hotels for their two newest locations. In his excitement that morning, Harry hadn’t noticed that the email he tried to send himself, the email with all of the files he planned to present to his clients, hadn’t gone through because it had exceeded the file size limit.

He broke out in a cold sweat as he reached the clients’ offices and realized he didn’t have anything on him that he could present to them. All of his files were at home on his home computer. As he planned his apologies, he remembered he had TappIn.  Using TappIn, he could access any file of any size, making sending large files obsolete.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 5: Averted, thanks to document access with TappIn!

Carlos was on his way to class after he had stayed up all night putting the final touches on his final thesis paper when he realized that he hadn’t sent himself the right document to print on campus. In his exhausted state, he had sent an older version of his final paper to himself instead of the updated one. He was about to turn around and start sprinting on tired legs back towards his house when he remembered he had TappIn.

Carlos hadn’t used TappIn that much. He’d downloaded it, played with it for a couple of days, and forgot about it. A couple of taps and seconds later Carlos was able to access the document (link to document access post that hasn’t been posted yet, but should be posted before this piece) he was looking for and send the latest version to himself so that he could print it out on campus.

Have you ever been in a scenario like one of the above? Tell us about a horrible, no good, very bad day that was saved with TappIn!

4 Reasons to Stream Your Music with TappIn Instead of iTunes Match

TappIn vs iTunes MatchSince its beginning in 2001, iTunes has revolutionized the way people shop for, purchase and listen to music. However, with the recent demand for more music streaming options available to multiple mobile devices, iTunes has had to try and extend their music streaming capabilities to stream through several different devices.

iTunes has now introduced their new program iTunes Match and many people are hailing it as the best way to access their music libraries from anywhere at any time. However, we have put together four reasons to consider streaming music with TappIn over iTunes Match:

#1 Own Your Cloud

Unlike with iTunes Match, TappIn doesn’t need you to move or sync your music to the cloud or another online storage solution to listen to or access your entire music library from another device.

Instead of storing your music online to listen to it wirelessly from another device, with TappIn, you can simply stream it directly from your computer!

#2 Unlimited Access

Currently, iTunes Match has a size limit of 25,000 songs, which is inconvenient for avid music listeners/users who want access to the rest of their music. Apple is still working on a way to get around this. However, it could mean a more expensive plan for these users.

Because TappIn simply gives you access to your files, as long as your personal storage solution can hold it (online or off), you have unlimited access to your entire music library.

#3 More Bang for Your Buck

iTunes Match is more expensive, costing around $25 per year, while TappIn Standard only costs $19.99 per year. And TappIn gives you unlimited access to more than just your music. You can also access your videos, documents, and pictures.

#4 Android File Transfer Made Easy

One of the major disadvantages of iTunes Match is that it only works with the iPhone for mobile streaming. So if you’re an Android user, you are out of luck. But not with TappIn. You can easily transfer files to and from your Android device. TappIn is available on far more mobile devices than iTunes Match, making it a viable option for more users than iTunes Match.

Learn how easy it is to stream your music with TappIn!

RealNetworks’ Unifi: Nothing New

John Cook of TechFlash discusses RealNetworks Unifi in RealNetworks Unveils Unifi.

“Digital media storage and sharing is a hot area, and the new Unifi offering sounds a bit like what Seattle startup HomePipe Networks is doing.”

Matt Rosoff of Business Insider in his post How RealNetworks Hopes to Come Back From The Dead writes that …”there are plenty of other solutions to make material from your PC directly available over the Web: HomePipe, …”