We don’t need no stinkin’ wires! That is what DoubleTwist is saying with the release of their new AirSync add-on for their Android app. Before you read any farther, long story short, you can now sync music, videos and pictures to your Android device without a wire through DoubleTwist. You need to stop reading this article (can’t believe I am saying this) and go search the Android market now for the DoubleTwist AirSync app. The reason being that the add-on is only $.99 for the first 10,000 people to download it. After which, it will go up to $4.99. Go now. The rest of the article is waiting for you after the break.
The AirSync app works over you wifi network (of course), allowing you to “tether” your device to your DoubleTwist installation on either your Mac or PC using a numerical code like when you connect a bluetooth device. The connection process is super simple, and “just works”. After installing, it was a matter of dragging and dropping an album onto my device that was listed on my PC DoubleTwist software to get it to sideload the music.
The release of this functionality is pretty exciting, and while they are not the first out of the gate as Winamp released this functionality the other day, I can say after using both that DoubleTwist executes it better. (and I can use it on my Mac, where Winamp, well, ignores me). A life truly without wires is where we are heading, and this is another step in that process. Let us know how it works for you in the comments.