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Saturday, July 26, 2008
12:12 - Completing the square

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You know what we need?

Wi-fi enabled iPods (e.g. the iPod touch and iPhone) need to have AirTunes. The ability to stream music and video from an iTunes source elsewhere in the house, the same as Apple TV does.

Doesn't that seem like a logical next step? I mean, now that there's Remote, which lets you use your iPhone/iPod touch to start a computer with iTunes (or an Apple TV) playing from its own library (or one it's streaming from elsewhere), why not have the device be able to do the playback itself?

So suppose you're sitting downstairs in the living room or the garage or out in the backyard. You want to watch some of your archived TV shows or listen to your audiobooks or podcasts, but you don't want to have to go inside or upstairs—you just want them to play at handheld size. No need to go up to your iTunes computer, sync your device, dink with the playlists and sync preferences to make sure the right ones get on the device, disconnect, and go back to what you were doing—you could just pop open the "AirTunes" app (which works just like the "iPod" app, except with syncing/streaming preferences), browse, and start playing.

Can this possibly be far from being made reality? Or does it already exist and I'm just exceedingly unobservant?


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1. Austin - 03:56 Mon 7/28/2008 ( email )

"Wi-fi enabled iPods ... need to have AirTunes."

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