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doubleTwist Music Player, Sync for Android

By doubleTwist Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jun 3, 2010

As the mobile arm of the DoubleTwist media library for Mac and Windows, the DoubleTwist mobile player is tasked with syncing your music, videos, and podcasts to and from your desktop and your Android phone. The app lets you find songs by artist, album, title, or playlist. There are also shortcuts for synced videos and podcasts. The player then spins your picks, giving you basic controls to pause, skip, and shuffle.

We tested DoubleTwist's PC-to-phone syncing on two Android phones. One transfer worked quickly and as advertised, but the other became a source of intense and mounting frustration with incomplete and failed syncs, and even an attempt that led to a memory card error.

When it came to performance, we found the Android player itself to be reliable, but underfeatured. If your music library is fit to burst, expect a lengthy first sync that could take 10 minutes or so, though subsequent syncing should be speedier, especially if you're dealing with smaller media loads. We'd like to see a search bar, a genre category, and the ability to build an ad-hoc playlist by adding a song to the queue and subscribe to podcasts, to name a few points on our wish list. The app could also benefit from controls on the lock screen. Plans are in the works for a home screen widget that will control the player outside the app.

DoubleTwist is advertising version 1.0 of its player as free for a limited time, but there's no indication at this point how much the company intends to charge. Until the feature set gets a boost, we remain skeptical that charging for the app is justified or will increase its usage.

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Release July 5, 2016
Date Added July 5, 2016

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 14,824
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

doubleTwist is a delicious music player and podcast manager with music sync functionality. doubleTwist Player has over 100 thousand five star ratings and a beautiful, easy-to-use interface that eliminates the need to jump between different apps to play music, manage podcasts, or sync iTunes playlists. Plus, you can AirPlay music and videos from your Android with the optional AirSync purchase. doubleTwist Music Player has been recommended by the New York Times, BBC, Wall Street Journal and numerous tech publications. What's the catch?Unlike other music players, doubleTwist is a free download, not a "trial". We update it frequently and listen to your feedback to make it better. We make money from an optional in-app upgrade to doubleTwist Pro unlocking the following premium music player features: AirSync, AirPlay, DLNA support, equalizer, album art search and removal of podcast ads. doubleTwist is handmade with. in Austin, Texas, live music's world capital. Thanks to you, we manage music & podcasts for more than 10 million loyal listeners. Help?Visit http://www.doubletwist.com/help/platform/android/Community: Join our public group for useful tips & support: https://plus. google.com/communities/114410062688956839568Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/doubletwistBlog: http://blog. doubletwist.comUse of this app is subject to the doubleTwist Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: http://www.doubletwist.com/legal/.

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