Inc today announced its Avvenu Music Player, a new digital music service that
allows users to listen to and share their iTunes music library using any PC,
Macintosh or Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC or Smartphone, anywhere, at any time.
The Avvenu Music Player is a web-based service that can access music users
have ripped using iTunes on up to six Windows PCs. Once installed on their PCs,
the Avvenu Music Player lets users remotely listen to and share their iTunes
music collection using a web browser. The Avvenu Music Player streams music from
iTunes via the Internet, enabling immediate playback while protecting the rights
of copyright holders. Users can listen to their iTunes music collection using
the Avvenu Music Player on any Windows Mobile 5 device, including the Motorola
Q, Palm Treo 700w and Samsung Blackjack.
"Palm customers have come to expect high-quality, feature-rich
smartphones, and now they'll be able to access their iTunes music collection
from their Treo 700w and Treo 700wx," said Mike Rank, director of Developer
Relations at Palm, Inc. "The Avvenu Music Player is great example of
innovative digital media services made even better on Treo smartphones."
The Avvenu Music Player features an easy-to-use interface displaying
playlists, artist names, album names, song names and musical genres. The current
Beta version of the Avvenu Music Players allows users to share their music with
friends for up to five days, providing a great way to discover and experience
new music anytime, from anywhere.
The Avvenu Music Player Beta release includes the following features:
- Share up to 250 songs with friends
- Remotely listen to users' iTunes music collections and up to 250 songs
when their PC is turned off
- Listen using a web browser on Internet-connected Windows PCs, Macs or
- Support for MP3, AAC and WMA music file formats - however DRM protected
media isn't supported
"The Avvenu Music Player expands and enhances the digital music
experience of anyone with an iTunes library," said Richard French, CEO of
Avvenu. "The Apple iPod and iTunes have revolutionized the way people
experience and enjoy music, now the Avvenu Music Player expands this
experience, allowing iTunes users to listen to and share their library of
music in exciting new ways."
The Beta version of the Avvenu Music Player will be available for free
If the service will be charged later wasn't announced today.
Pretty cool, I'm a big fan of place shifting my media and getting remote
access to my audio tracks. Not that you cannot do this with other solutions as
well but it's always good to have a broad choice you can select from.
Cheers ~ Arne