Orb Music is a complete hardware and software solution that allows you to listen to a variety of different music sources on any stereo, anywhere in your home.
Orb’s hardware device plugs into your stereo's audio input. It is Wi-Fi enabled, meaning that it joins your home’s wireless network. Orb’s server software (Orb Caster) streams content from your PC/Mac directly to the device and out your stereo.
Orb Music is controlled through an application on your iPhone, iTouch, iPad or Android-based smart phone called the Orb Controller. Just launch the app and it will automatically detect the device connected to your Stereo. The same way you use a remote control to manage what you watch on TV, you use your Orb Controller on your phone to manage what you listen to.
You can access your computers’ iTunes Music Library , Playlists, Music Services, Internet Radio. You can also select what Orb Music-enabled Stereo you want to control, if you have more than one. Once you’ve made your selection, you can Play, Stop, Pause, Control Volume or change your selection – all from the Orb Controller on your phone (or tablet).
You’ll need 4 things to take advantage of the Music (i) A PC or Mac (ii) A wireless network (iii) An iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod or Android smart phone and (iv) A stereo.
The MP-1 will work with any stereo or music player that has an audio input jack. This can range from your portable Boom Boxes to the Home Theater systems or Powered Speakers (speakers with built in amplifiers).
Internet Radio streams audio over the Internet. As with most Internet content, there are no geographic boundaries - if you want to listen to the latest World music, news from the opposite end of the globe or tune in to local stations that have given you spotty reception, then Internet radio may be just what you’re looking for.
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While docking your iPod / iPhone to a stereo let’s you play that devices music, with Orb Music you can play your entire music library, Internet Radio Stations and Music Services – not just the songs you last synced on your iPod/iPhone. You control it all through a device that you can carry with you, not one that is docked or tethered to a stereo.
Yes. You can have as many as you do stereos that you want to stream music to. And each Orb-enabled stereo can be controlled through a single Orb Controller.
Orb Music sells for $79.
Orb Music includes a hardware device that plugs into your Stereo, Audio/Power and USB cables.
There are two software programs required. OrbCaster installs on your Mac/PC and Orb Controller installs on your SmartPhone/tablet.
OrbCaster can be downloaded here. Orb Controller soft ware can be downloaded at either Apple’s iTunes App Store or Android’s Market. (Note – Android Controller is in Beta).
There is no charge for either OrbCaster or Orb Controller.
If you are not completely satisfied with the purchase of your Orb MP-1, you can return it for a complete refund. See the policy section for details on returns, refunds and order cancelations.