DoubleTwist for Android adds AirTwist, streams media to Xbox 360, PS3 and more

Building on its Airsync feature that lets users wirelessly keep their media (pictures, music, movies) library synced between computer and mobile device, DoubleTwist's new AirTwist feature lets your Android powered phone stream them to any Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Assuming you've already paid for the $4.99 AirSync add-on, all users need to do is get the most recent version of the app from the Android market, join the same network as one of the consoles wirelessly and authorize it within the app. While PS3 and Xbox 360 are the only devices officially listed, we didn't have any problem pulling in a few songs on a connected Google TV device since it's built on DLNA and should work with any device using the standard. Of course, Skifta does pretty much the same thing (with the exception of streaming to the Xbox 360) and it's free, so choose carefully.

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doubleTwist(TM) Enables any Android Device to Stream Music, Photos and Videos to the Xbox and PlayStation 3

SAN FRANCISCO, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- doubleTwist today announced the availability of AirTwist(TM) in a major update to the popular doubleTwist AirSync(TM) Android app, giving users the freedom to enjoy their photos, videos and music on any TV connected to an Xbox or PlayStation 3.

"With more than 100 million game consoles in households today, and more than 300,000 Android devices activated daily, there is a real need for users to easily and reliably enjoy their media across all their connected devices," said Jon Lech Johansen, co-founder of doubleTwist.

"doubleTwist provides an amazingly seamless media experience on Android and with the addition of AirTwist, doubleTwist is enabling users to unlock the power of their living room devices."

After enabling the AirTwistoption in the doubleTwist app, the user's device will automatically appear on the Xbox or PS3 and their media can instantly be enjoyed on the big screen.

doubleTwist has created a powerful media platform consisting of native apps running on Android, Mac and Windows, enabling users to not only seamlessly share their photos, videos and music among their phones, tablets and computers, but also subscribe to podcasts, andlisten to online radio. The recently launched doubleTwistAirSync Android app added the ability to wirelessly sync media between users' Android phones and the doubleTwist desktop application. Now, AirTwist further enhances the platform by enabling users to initially use these two games consoles to play music, photos and video on TVs, but with support for a wide range of DLNA compatible devices added in future updates.


doubleTwistAirTwist is available today as a free upgrade through the Android Market to all doubleTwistAirSync users for devices running Android 1.6 and above. It will also be made available in the Amazon and Verizon app stores. Support for additional DLNA devices beyond the Xbox and PS3 is coming soon.

About doubleTwist(TM) Corporation

doubleTwist's ( mission is to create a seamless digital media experience enabling consumers to enjoy all of their media in an open ecosystem, in partnership with OEMs, carriers and content providers. Founded in 2007 by digital media interoperability pioneer "DVD Jon" Lech Johansen and Monique Farantzos, doubleTwistis backed by Index Ventures, Horizon Ventures, Northzone Ventures, Alex Zubillaga and Michael Ovitz. doubleTwist is based in San Francisco, with offices in London and Tokyo.

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