If you use Winamp® to play music on your PC, then Ampwifi is what you've been looking for. Ampwifi is a remote control app for your phone or tablet to control Winamp® over Wi-Fi. This incldues all the basic playback features like pause, rewind, volume, shuffle and many more. You can also view the current playlist and even browse and search your music folders. Ampwifi Winamp Remote is designed to be lightweight and responsive allowing you to make quick adjustments on the fly.
You will need Winamp® for Windows installed on your PC along with the AjaxAMP Remote Control Plugin (download from: http://www.ajaxamp.com). Detailed instructions are included in the app.
✦ Totally free, no annoying ads.
✦ Clean and quick interface designed for quick and easy access.
✦ All basic music playing features: Play, Pause, Stop, Fast forward, Rewind, Next, Previous, Shuffle, Repeat, Mute and full volume control.
✦ Browse and edit Playlist.
✦ Browse your music library and add entire folders to your playlist. NOTE: The AjaxAMP plugin uses it’s own folder based media library system. The Winamp® media library is NOT directly supported by Ampwifi.
✦ Search your music folders. Supports wildcards and voice input.
✦ Works over WiFi and mobile/cellular data networks.
✦ Can automatically detect your Windows PC running Winamp® on your wireless LAN.
✦ Includes help documentation to get you up and running in minutes.
✦ Stream to device. Songs in your Winamp playlist or AjaxAMP's library can now be streamed to your device. Requires a music player app capable of playing streamed audio, such as Google Play Music.
✦ Download to device. Download songs from your Winamp® PC to your Android device while Winamp® continues to play music.
✦ Automatically stops music playback on Winamp® when you receive a call on your Android phone.
1. Network communication
▪ Full network access
▪ View network connections
▪ View Wi-Fi connections
These are needed for what I think are obvious reasons. Ampwifi Winamp Remote is an app that works over Wi-Fi and cellular data networks. It needs full access to your Wi-Fi and cellular radios so that it can access Winamp® which is running on a remote machine.
2. Phone calls
▪ Read phone status and identity
This permission is required to allow Ampwifi to stop or pause Winamp® when you receive an incoming call on your phone. Ampwifi does nothing more than stop music playback when you receive a call, it does no data mining what so ever nor will it ever. That's a promise. On the plus side, this permission is meaningless on tablets or any device that doesn't accept calls over cellular networks.
▪ Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Ampwifi doesn't directly read or write to USB storage, however, this permission is required to use the Download Manager which is part of the Android operating system. The Download Manager is already pre-installed on all Android 2.2+ devices and can be accessed via the Downloads app.
4. Affects battery
▪ Allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception
Multicast reception is only used when scanning for servers, which is how Ampwifi finds Winamp®. If you look at the battery usage on your device Ampwifi should not be a major consumer.
5. System tools
▪ Test access to protected storage
This permission is required for the same reason the #3 Storage permission is required.
If you have any setup questions, suggestions or bug reports please send me an email: [email protected]
Ampwifi Winamp Remote has been thoroughly tested on the following:
▪ Google Nexus 7 (4.4.2)
▪ Google Nexus 4 (4.4.2)
▪ Google Nexus S (4.1)
▪ HTC One X+ (4.1)
▪ ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 (4.1)
▪ Samsung Galaxy Captivate (2.2)
Winamp® was a registered trademark of AOL, Inc. Now it's owned by Radionomy. Hope they do better than AOL.
Fixed a number of bugs with the Ampwifi Call Service and now works more reliably. Also fixed some minor UX bug with the Playlist tab.