DoubleTwist adds AirPlay support beats Google to NFC sharing

first_imgWhile the new Google Music app for Android is a nice enough upgrade, it still lacks some of the cool features competing apps like Winamp and DoubleTwist offer. Probably not too coincidentally, the crew at DoubleTwist has just released an update for its Android app and two very cool new features have been baked in.No, they’re not anything cloud-related like the Google Music update. Instead, DoubleTwist has introduced AirPlay support and wicked-cool NFC file sharing. TwistTo expands on the app’s existing ability to push content to Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles by adding support for DLNA-ready TVs and Apple TV.AdChoices广告Streaming content from your Android device is certainly a good thing to be able to do, but DoubleTap (not to be confused with one of the tenets of zombie apocalypse survival) is the super-geeky icing on the cake. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S or another Android device with NFC hardware under the hood, you can now place your device within range of a friend’s to share songs via Bluetooth. Those of you who, like me, aren’t using a cutting-edge handset will have to satisfy your curiosity with the demo video below for now.NFC sharing obviously raises some piracy concerns, though it’s really no different than functionality provided by dozens of other Android apps. Still, music industry suits don’t generally approve of anything which makes passing content from one user to another any easier than it already is.It’s also worth noting that Google did announce that NFC sharing would be coming in Android 3.1, but why wait? For five bucks you can DoubleTap right now, and you’ll get all of DoubleTwist’s other slick features as a bonus.You can find the new DoubleTwist app in the Android Marketlast_img read more

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