All you Android media junkies have a new app to stream your media content to your DLNA compatible devices, and it’s called Skifta. The app is still in beta, but should suit your needs just fine, and it will only get better as time goes on. Watch out Samsung.
If you have a DNLA supported TV, PS3, Windows 7 PC, or another compatible network device, Skifta will help you get the content you want to them without and wires or side-loading involved. All you need to do is download the app, and follow the painfully easy set up instructions, and you’ll soon be streaming music and videos anywhere you can.
Skifta allows you to control and stream media around your home, or even access your media remotely from the cloud. So you can take all your media with you if you’d like, just don’t think you’ll be able to access any of it over 3G, as that has yet to be implemented. For now you’ll have to deal with Wi-Fi-only, but we’ll take it! 3G streaming may make an appearance once the app gets out of beta, and a premium version of Skifta will likely follow shortly with a bevvy of extra features. For those developers interested, Skifta also has a developer program and SDK available.
I was able to get music streaming to my PS3 seconds after I downloaded Skifta, but I did run into a couple of force closes along the way. The force closes only seemed to happen on the initial setup, and I’ve yet to see one since. While supported, the PS3 is not an option within the application to choose from, but all you need to do is choose “unlisted player” and the icon will immediately pop up onto your PS3.
Skifta also supports plug-ins, but I could not find any within the app. You’ll need to sign up for the plug-in service, but it’s quick and you can do it right within the app.
Of course there’s room for improvement, but Skifta is certainly on the right track. The app is available right now in the Android Market for Android 2.2 devices.
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