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Default [App][4.1+/2.2+] SoundSeeder - The "Group Play" Alternative [Update Feb.23]

Update Mar. 27.
v0.9.2
- SoundSeeder Speaker Fix for Android 2.2 (Froyo)
v0.9.1
New in this version:
- The free version now contains ad banners and allows you to use two speakers for 15minutes before you need to reconnect
- Last.FM scrobbling via "Simple Last.FM Scrobbler" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.adam.aslfms)
- The Buffersize is about 50% larger, this should reduce playback issues
- Minor bugfixes

Update. Mar.27,
- Please Note: Google Music support might break with a future update of the Google Music Player:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=217
Update. Sept.11,
- SoundSeeder is featured on the XDA TV. Many thanks to TK!
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-developer-tv/
Update. Aug.18,
- SoundSeeder is featured on the XDA Portal. Many thanks to Samantha!
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...h-soundseeder/

SoundSeeder Music Player lets you listen to your music on your phone and connect additional Android devices as wireless speakers.

Actually SoundSeeder are two Apps:
SoundSeeder Music Player (4.1+) and SoundSeeder Speaker (2.2+)

The idea behind SoundSeeder is similar to Samsungs Group Play - Share Music™ of the Galaxy S4.
Play music on one Android device and connect any Android 2.2+ device as additional speaker. All devices play the music simultaneously and in sync as one large sound system.

All devices have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi or via WiFi direct.
You can also use Androids built in portable HotSpot of WiFi direct to connect your devices wherever you want.


  • Fully featured Music Player
  • Google Play Music support (using Chromecast API. Might break with a future update of Google Music!)
  • Media Library sorted by Album, Artist, Title, Folder, Genre, Playlists
  • Supported Media Forrmats: mp3, mp4, m4a, aac, 3gp, ogg, flac
  • Equalizer (supported devices only)
  • Streaming of Online Radio and Audio Files via HTTP
  • Create / delete Playlists
  • Autodiscovery of SoundSeeder Player / Speaker via Wi-Fi
  • Music streaming in sync without any delay. Create a full featured multiroom soundsystem!
  • Connect up to 16 Speakers to one Player (depending on Wi-Fi and device performance)
  • Remote control playback and volume of all speakers
  • Supports Androids portable Hotspot and WiFi direct to connect devices wherever you want
  • Homescreen and lockscreen widgets
  • English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Indonesian localisations
  • ...

In the free demo mode you can connect two Speakers for up to 15 minutes, as often as you want to.
To connect SoundSeeder to further devices simultaneously or for longer than 15 minutes you can upgrade SoundSeeder via an InApp purchase.

To activate the Google Play Music support, go to Settings and unlock the new feature. Then you can switch to Google Music Mode by selecting the new main menu.

Known issues:
1) Some Android devices (like Nexus 4) have trouble with their wi-fi connection when the device enters the suspend mode:
https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=42272

If your connection is lost, when your device suspends, try the following options:
- Go to settings and set option "Stay awake" to avoid standby mode
- In your Wi-Fi settings set "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" to "Always"
- In your Wi-Fi settings deactivate "Wi-Fi optimization"
- Connect your device to the power adapter while using SoundSeeder to prevent standby mode

2) The automatic discovery of SoundSeeder Speakers / Players does not work on some devices, while they are suspended:
- Activate the screen to wake up the device and restart the device search.

3) The playback of SoundSeeder is asynchronous or lacking:
- Check the Wi-Fi signal strength and traffic load. A dedicated portable HotSpot or WiFi direct might result in a better performance.
- Pause and restart the playback of the SoundSeeder Music Player to sync the playback

4) Playback via Bluetooth Speakers is not in sync:
Bluetooth speakers add a delay of 50ms-200ms to your music. This delay can vary, each time you start the playback. Therefore a synchronized playback via bluetooth speakers is not granted!

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And please rate us on Google Play. (if you like SoundSeeder )
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Update March. 23.
Chromecast API v2
Please note: The Chrome "Google Cast" plugin has been updated to Chromecast API v2 and no longer supports the Chromecast emulation of SoundSeeder.
The Android Google Music Player is still working with SoundSeeder.
But please note: Google Music support might break with a future update of the Google Music Player:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=217

Change log:
v0.9.2
- SoundSeeder Speaker Fix for Android 2.2 (Froyo)

v0.9.1
- Free version connection limit increased to 15mins
- "Simple Last.FM Scrobbler" support
- Buffersize increased
- Minor bugfixes

v0.9
- Equalizer added (supported devices only)
- System-wide volume adjustment
- French and Indonesian localization
- Several bugfixes and improvements
- Reduced memory and cpu usage

v0.8.11
- Landscape mode for SoundSeeder Speaker
- Add speakers manually to player via their IP address, if they could not be discovered automatically. The current IP of a speaker is displayed in the speaker settings.
- Minor bugfixes and connection improvements

v0.8.10
- Fixed volume control in Google Music Mode
- Some minor bugs fixed
- Slovak localization by Matus Bory

v0.8.9 beta
- Cast Google Play Music from your PC to SoundSeeder with Chrome Browser and 'Google Cast' extension
- Save and delete playlists
- Improved streaming performance
- Russian localization by Sergey Chernov

v0.8.8 beta:
- Android 4.4 KitKat support
- Streaming of Online Radio and Audio Files via HTTP
- Manual offset adjustment in speaker settings
- New "Sync" Button for resyncing playback
- Improved performance and some minor bugfixes

You will have to update both, Player and Speakers with this version.

v0.8.7 beta
- Shuffle and repeat buttons are now restored on app start
- Connect/disconnect Speaker in Volume dialog
- Player audio output can now be muted

v0.8.6 beta
- Google Music support!
- Eased Demo Mode restrictions: connect to 2 speakers
- Advanced speaker offset adjustment
- Many improvements in stability, performance and usability

To activate the Google Play Music support, go to Settings and unlock the new feature.
Then you can switch to Google Music Mode by selecting the new main menu.

v0.8.3:
- Minor bugfixes and improvements.
Speaker:
- Fix for tablets running Android 3.x
Player
- Faster loading of Album Covers

v0.8.2:
- New: User defined adjustment of speaker playback (offset)
Fix hardware related sync-problems manually

v0.8:
- Huge improvements in stability, performance and usability
- Improved connection handling and synchronicity
- New default streaming in mono. Network traffic reduction by 50% without any loss of quality on most devices.
- Play songs from external file browsers and mail attachments.
- New menu item to shutdown SoundSeeder, use back button to hide the app
- Many many minor bugs fixed.
- SoundSeeder is now available in the following languages:
English, German, Spanish, Italian, Czech and Polish.
Many thanks to ILCAMPIONE, Josep, skaram and Jan for supporting us with translations!

v0.7:
- New option to keep device awake. Use this setting if SoundSeeder looses the connection, when the device goes in standby.
- New option to set priority to gapless playback instead of synchronicity. If you don't need perfect synchronicity, this setting can help you to avoid pauses in playback.
- Bugfixes and connection improvements

v0.6
New:
- Homescreen widgets to control playback and manage connected speakers
Fixed:
- Minor bugfixes
- Improved handling of lost Wi-Fi connection

v0.5beta
- Fixed song search for Android v4.3
- Show song cover instead of album cover (if available)
- Minor bugfixes and improvements

v0.4beta
- New: "Play next" - Add song to queue and play it next
- Minor Bugfixes and performance improvements

v0.3beta
- all features implemented
- first public beta version
- device compatibility tests
Use your Android device as Wireless Speaker!
Get Samsungs GROUP PLAY Music feature of the S4 for your phone!

Now with Google Play Music support!
Play your Music with SoundSeeder Music Player and connect any Android 2.2+ device to listen to your music on multiple devices in sync!
SoundSeeder on XDADev

Google Play links:
SoundSeeder Music Player
SoundSeeder Speaker
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Nice concept, but would be better if you could get it to work via mobile data or Bluetooth (as opposed to WiFi) since chances are if people are gonna use their phones for music, they will be outdoors somewhere not at home where they probably have a music system already.
 
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I agree with @djsubtronic but really good job ! First topic added in my favorite

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Nice concept, but would be better if you could get it to work via mobile data or Bluetooth (as opposed to WiFi) since chances are if people are gonna use their phones for music, they will be outdoors somewhere not at home where they probably have a music system already.
Hello djsubtronic and thank you for your feedback!

SoundSeeder supports Androids built-in mobile Hotspot.
You can create the mobile Hotspot (a link to the Wi-Fi settings is inside the app) and connect all devices to that Hotspot.
So you can use the app outdoors in the park while having a picnic.
Use your Android device as Wireless Speaker!
Get Samsungs GROUP PLAY Music feature of the S4 for your phone!

Now with Google Play Music support!
Play your Music with SoundSeeder Music Player and connect any Android 2.2+ device to listen to your music on multiple devices in sync!
SoundSeeder on XDADev

Google Play links:
SoundSeeder Music Player
SoundSeeder Speaker
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Hello djsubtronic and thank you for your feedback!

SoundSeeder supports Androids built-in mobile Hotspot.
You can create the mobile Hotspot (a link to the Wi-Fi settings is inside the app) and connect all devices to that Hotspot.
So you can use the app outdoors in the park while having a picnic.
Awesome! Thanks.
 
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Awesome app, working like charm with Nexus 4 (4.3) + Atrix (CM 7).
- Nexus 4
- Motorola Atrix
 
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Awesome app, working like charm with Nexus 4 (4.3) + Atrix (CM 7).
Thank you!
And great to know that it works on your Atrix!
Use your Android device as Wireless Speaker!
Get Samsungs GROUP PLAY Music feature of the S4 for your phone!

Now with Google Play Music support!
Play your Music with SoundSeeder Music Player and connect any Android 2.2+ device to listen to your music on multiple devices in sync!
SoundSeeder on XDADev

Google Play links:
SoundSeeder Music Player
SoundSeeder Speaker
 
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Thats a great idea!
Is it really without any delay?

I have an unused HTC Hero with Gingerbread, this sound like the perfect use case for it.
I will give it a try, directly after work.
 
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I love this app so much!!! Working flawlessly

However, about the in-app purchase, I wonder the license is just valid for the device that purchased or intergrated to the account? I do need the app right now but I'm not really willing to purchased it for my friend since my phone just stop at 4.0 till I got a new one.

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