Creating an android media center.
August 9, 2012 12:40 PM   Subscribe

How can I turn android into a kickass media center?

I recently purchased an awesome mini android PC running Ice Cream Sandwich. I've got it hooked up to my TV with some basic apps (pandora, netflix, youtube), but now I turn to the hivemind for suggestions on how to take it to the next level. I've already seen Plex, but I don't keep much media locally anymore, so I'm looking for good streaming apps for music, tv, movies, radio, etc.
posted by fonzie to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Tune In is fantastic for radio.
posted by merocet at 12:50 PM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

Plex does lots of streaming too 200+ channels (that's what Plex calls online streaming sources) but you need to have a server running somewhere or a friend that will let you connect to theirs via

Disclosure : I'm the founder of Plex.
posted by ill3 at 12:51 PM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you have an Android phone, DroidMote is a good way to control your MK802 without having to use a full mouse and keyboard. Also wireless mini keyboard/mouse combos like this are nice for HTPCs in general and should work well with the MK802. As for media apps, for podcasts I like BeyondPod.
posted by burnmp3s at 12:55 PM on August 9, 2012

I really like iheartRadio on my tablet, but mostly because you don't have to sign in or create an account with them. I can get local stations as well as my favorite 80's stations too.
posted by NoraCharles at 1:09 PM on August 9, 2012

Every time someone asks about media on mobile devices I always recommend SubSonic. You set up a server on your PC and install the client on your Android device. You can then stream your entire music library to your phone. Works both over the internet and on a LAN, though you use different configurations. Both my fiancee and I have access to over 180GB of music everywhere there's an internet connection.
posted by valkyryn at 1:12 PM on August 9, 2012

I love Rdio for streaming music.
posted by missmobtown at 12:05 AM on August 10, 2012

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