CasaTunes recently announced new native Apps for iPad and Android tablets enabling control of music from anywhere in the home. Through one touch functions, users can select a different room, source, or song to play using an iPad or Android tablet. The Apps support all CasaTunes XL Music Servers as well as CasaTunes Music Servers for Channel Vision, NuVo and Russound.
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The CasaTunes Apps for iPads and Android tablets add another control method, rounding our the offerings by CasaTunes which include a browser based-user interface, keypads, iPhone and iPod touch and Android options.
The App takes advantage of the larger screen space and provides different views depending on whether the device is rotated into landscape or portrait mode. In landscape mode, the App displays the list of songs in the queue alongside information of the current track being played. The App controls the audio destination as well as the music source and can be changed using popovers.
Additional new features include using "drag and drop" to re-organize the rooms in a home based on homeowner preferences. Users can search for artists, songs, and albums across multiple music services or tune to stations on supported tuners by searching for frequencies, call sign, or station description. Users can also select their music by album cover art. The current song can be changed by selecting or filtering songs in the queue or select a random song by shaking the device.
The CasaTunes App for the iPad works with both the iPad and iPad2. It is immediately available and is a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers. The app is available via the App Store by searching for CasaTunes2.
The CasaTunes App for the Android tablet is planned to be available in June as a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers. It will support Android 3.0+ based tablets, including support for both large tablets (10"+), such as Motorola Xoom, Acer ICONIA, and ASUS EE Pad Transformer, as well as medium sized tablets.