Written By: David Novak, The GadgetGUY
The beta version of Skifta appeared back in February. It was a cool app for beaming media on your smartphone to any DLNA capable device, especially internet-connected TVs. Now the full version is available, and it’s added a sweet new feature, which allows you to stream media from your other gear to your Android device, over 3G.
The makers of Skifta, Qualcomm Atheros, also announced a new media server plug in for Linux, OS X and Windows that lets you pull music and movies from your home PC to your phone or tablet, even while you're on the road.
Skifta also has a Channel Library which allows you quickly queue up content from Facebook, TED, ShoutCast, Revision3 and more.
New TVs are a hot gift item during the holiday season, and almost all of them are categorized as smart TVs that can connect to the internet or more impressive, other electronics in your home. Skifta lets you connect to your TV right from your Android phone (or tablet). Using Skifta you can select music, movies or pictures from your phone and play them right on your brand new TV.
Want to take your digital media with you without actually taking it with you? With Skifta you can -- no wires, no downloading or side loading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, and remotely from home, and stream it over Wifi to your TV, PS3 or stereo.
Other cool features:
- Skifta lets you connect to your home computer so you don't have to overload your Android with big media files. Using Skifta you can connect to your home computer whether you are at home or on the go or visiting friends and family.
- Skifta also has a growing roster of cloud channels that you can access including Facebook, Ted Talks, Flickr, Napster and more.
Check it out at www.skifta.com
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