A Remote for Your Home Audio Network? There's an App for that!

September 15, 2010

Smartphone users who thought they had an app for everything may have to think again. Frontier Silicon, a developer of chips and modules for digital radio, has just released a free iPhone app that will let users manage their home digital audio network devices from anywhere, including the deck or basement.

The new app provides a GUI interface that acts as a full remote control to select DAB, FM, Internet radio or music services such as Pandora or Last FM, as well as control volume, play, pause, love/ban and EQ settings. The app also enables users to access and control playback of personal music libraries from internal hard drives or attached network/USB storage on any Win7 PC or DLNA compliant device.

Frontier claims that the interface is fully adaptive and interrogates the far-end device to see what services are available and only displays the active modes, so the feature set available is clear to the user.

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