A new app called AmpMe orchestrates multiple devices as one in order to share music, and turn all smartphones and tablets into one giant sound system to boost both volume and possibly quality of sound. This could be used in various situations where none of the users owns a Bluetooth device to act as a speaker or wants to carry around extra hardware.
- AmpMe is available for free for both iOS and Android devices
- It has it’s own “audio fingerprint” technology in order to keep them all in perfect sync
- It’s simple and easy to use
- The app has some reported glitches that will be fixed before expanding its streaming options
AmpMe comes with the simple purpose of providing users with a way to share music among themselves and play it at the same time. The connected, simultaneous sounds mingle together and create a more powerful and better sounding atmosphere within your group of friends.
The process is fairly simple after downloading the app, available for free on both Android and iOS devices, and reportedly able to synch both operating systems perfectly as long as the app is installed.
One user, the host, streams music through the SoundCloud, and others hop in on the party by joining and entering an unique four-digit code in order to connect. From then on, all devices will blast the same music for an all-around fuller experience.
While it certainly can’t compete with a 5.1 Dolby surround system, this could be an excellent solution for situations where you’re either unprepared or don’t own any accessories to help with playing music for the entire room.
According to AmpMe founder, Martin-Luc Archambault, the premise is that “we all have speakers in our pockets”, so why not join them all together for better sound and music sharing? However, it should be noted that only the host of the party gets to pick the music, and it’s so far only connected to SoundCloud.
The perk is that AmpMe does not rely on Bluetooth or available WiFi in order to connect devices among each other. Instead, it makes use of “audio fingerprinting” technology, by creating a server-centric system for perfect synchronization. Meaning that it will rely on itself to provide flawless connection between devices as long as they have access to the internet.
It should also be noted that users need to be “within a few feet” of each other, so it emphasizes the point that it’s to be used to bring all smartphones and tablets together in order to function as one speaker. Playing the same music from one room to another may be possible, but it’s unlikely it will work across the entire house.
The app has encountered some issues with connectivity, but the flaws will reportedly be fixed, along with adding new streaming options for those in need of a quick solution to play music around the entire group.
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