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Old 06-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Recommendations for Pandora/mp3 player with Android remote control feature?

I am looking to setup a box to play music from Pandora and mp3 audio files over a wifi connection which will also have the ability to control the player from an Android client.

I have briefly looked at XBMC and Boxee, but I have no need to play video files, so I not sure if those are overkill for just playing Pandora.

Any other suggestions for a solution? The simpler the better. ;-)

Old 06-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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The Squeezebox jumps immediately to mind.

Plays audio from the major online streaming services, has server software to stream from machines on the local network (which has a native Linux version), and now offers a Android application to control the player remotely. Sounds like exactly what you are looking for, and the price isn't unreasonable (though I suppose that is a matter of opinion).

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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I am looking for something that is not hardware dependent.

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu, which will reside upstairs in a loft area next to the stereo. I want the staff downstairs to be able to control Pandora (change station, next song, and volume) from their cell phones.

Tried a few options, but so far no luck. RemoteDroid won't work because the laptop screen won't be visible from downstairs. Gmote doesn't work because it can only control VLC.

Any other suggestions?



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