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Helium Streamer for Android

Helium Streamer enables you to playback your personal music collection on an Android device.

It streams music from Helium Music Manager. It works with all versions of Helium Music Manager - Free, Premium and Network.

This application is ideal if you want to listen to your Helium Music Manager's music collection away from your PC.

It uses the Wi-Fi connection to receive streamed music from Helium Music Manager from anywhere in and around your home and 3G/4G if you are out and about. 

Helium Streamer enables the playback of Playlists, Searches and User Favourites.

Details of the currently playing track are shown; as is information about the playing track's artist.

Helium Streamer interacts with Helium Music Manager's in-built Web Service to stream and download music to the device.

Features

  • Easily stream music from Helium Music Manager
  • Full support for Helium Music Manager’s multi-User capability (Network Edition only)
  • Play or Pause your music
  • Select Next or Previous track
  • Set rating and favourite status for the playing track
  • Album artwork and details shown for the playing track
  • Built in play queue handling
  • Search Helium Music Manager's library for albums, artists, titles, genre, recording years, release years and publishers
  • Browse Playlists / Smart Playlists
  • Browse Playlist / Smart Playlist contents
  • Browse Favourite  Album, Artist and Tracks and play them
  • Scrobble played music to Last.fm
  • Full multi-user support with Helium Music Manager (Network Edition)

Requirements

  • This App requires Helium Music Manager version 9.5 or greater.
    (It will work with all versions of Helium Music Manager - Free, Premium and Network). Version 10 is recommended.
  • Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection to the PC running Helium Music Manager.

Setup

Helium Music Manager - Options (on Windows PC)

  • Open Options from Tools > Options menu.
  • Scroll to the bottom in the left list and select Remote control (available under the Advanced header).
  • Setup the Port to use (default is 8080).
  • Checkmark Enable remote controlling using Helium Remote.
  • Click OK

Helium Streamer Settings on Android

When you start the Streamer app for the first time you will be asked for:

  • The Address of the Windows PC running Helium Music Manager 9.5+ (e.g. 192.168.0.2)
  • The Port number (as defined in Helium Music Manager - Options, see above).

Helium Music Streamer users

Users of Helium Music Streamer can use the built-in webserver to be able to use Helium Streamer for Android without the need of start Helium Music Manager.

Just ensure that the Helium Music Streamer service is up and running, then connect to the same address and port as where Helium Music Streamer is running and you can now use all functions in Helium Streamer for Android without the need of starting Helium Music Manager on your machine.

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