I would be so great to have DLNA support in Spotify, both in the desktop and mobile versions.
There should be a simple "Play To" feature so music can be played on the living room stereo and controlled from a mobile device without the use of a combination of desktop computer, JamCast, 2Player, WD TV live box ect.
It could be combined with AirPlay support, but I'm using a Windows/Android setup myself.
Hope people (and Spotify) will support this feature soon - it would really take Spotify to the next level at home!
I no longer use iTunes since I really like Spotify AirPlay service. But I had to use it for testing purpose lately and... I was surpised that iTunes actually send metadata to my AirPlay reciever allowing my TV to display artist, album, song title and thumbnail!
Your audio may be playing on a big-screen home theater system or on a sound system with an LCD display. Your app gives a better user experience if you provide metadata that can be shown on the AirPlay device’s display, such as the artist name, song title, and album art.
Add metadata by passing a dictionary into the setNowPlayingInfo method of MPNowPlayingInfoCenter. The MPNowPlayingInfoCenter class is part of theMediaPlayer framework, but works with all playback frameworks, including MediaPlayer, AVFoundation, and AudioQueue.
In addition to providing the usual song information strings, you should also pass in the playback rate, elapsed time, and media item duration. The playback device can use the duration and playback rate to create a progress bar. Update the elapsed time and playback rate whenever the playback rate changes.
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