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StreamStar is a free music player that can progressively stream songs served by a web server using HTTP.

Key features:
- No need to install proprietary server daemons or upload your music files to a cloud service.
- Progressive streaming of audio files located on a web server (using directory browsing).
- Works with any network connection (WiFi, 3G/4G).
- Plays MP3, OGG, and other popular audio file formats including M3U playlists.
- Displays embedded song ID3 info/artwork.
- Supports voice search for song/band/album names (requires output file from free MP3Tag application).
- Works with SSH tunnels/port forwarding (e.g. SSHTunnel Android app, or use JSch library file.)
- Auto-pause on incoming calls and audio "ducking".
- Buffering status display.
- Skip forward/back.
- File/directory browsing of web server.

Instructions:
1) Type a valid URL in the text box and hit the Play button (or use the provided URL and enjoy free music!)
2) Select a song from the displayed drop-down list.
3) Press the up button to browse the parent and other directories.

Known issues:
Can't play songs with "+" or "#" characters in name (invalid URL characters per RFC 3986).

StreamStar has been successfully tested with lighttpd, Apache, and IIS web servers and should work with others. A VPN or SSH tunnel with port forwarding should be utilized for added web server security when streaming over the Internet.

Designed for both phones and tablets.

Visit our website for additional information.

Please report bugs/crashes or other problems and also rate the app! Thanks.

Recent changes:
New in v1.2:
- Native SSH port forwarding support (see instructions on the StreamStar website).
- M3U playlist support.
- Support for more audio file formats.
- Shuffle.
- Preference settings.
- Alert tone now sounds when end of playlist is reached or playback error occurs.
- Note that this will probably be the last version to support Android v2.x.
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81
4.1
User ratings
33
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
0
File size
439 kb
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About StreamStar
StreamStar is a free music player that can progressively stream songs served by a web server using HTTP.

Key features:
- No need to install proprietary server daemons or upload your music files to a cloud service.
- Progressive streaming of audio files located on a web server (using directory browsing).
- Works with any network connection (WiFi, 3G/4G).
- Plays MP3, OGG, and other popular audio file formats including M3U playlists.
- Displays embedded song ID3 info/artwork.
- Supports voice search for song/band/album names (requires output file from free MP3Tag application).
- Works with SSH tunnels/port forwarding (e.g. SSHTunnel Android app, or use JSch library file.)
- Auto-pause on incoming calls and audio "ducking".
- Buffering status display.
- Skip forward/back.
- File/directory browsing of web server.

Instructions:
1) Type a valid URL in the text box and hit the Play button (or use the provided URL and enjoy free music!)
2) Select a song from the displayed drop-down list.
3) Press the up button to browse the parent and other directories.

Known issues:
Can't play songs with "+" or "#" characters in name (invalid URL characters per RFC 3986).

StreamStar has been successfully tested with lighttpd, Apache, and IIS web servers and should work with others. A VPN or SSH tunnel with port forwarding should be utilized for added web server security when streaming over the Internet.

Designed for both phones and tablets.

Visit our website for additional information.

Please report bugs/crashes or other problems and also rate the app! Thanks.

Recent changes:
New in v1.2:
- Native SSH port forwarding support (see instructions on the StreamStar website).
- M3U playlist support.
- Support for more audio file formats.
- Shuffle.
- Preference settings.
- Alert tone now sounds when end of playlist is reached or playback error occurs.
- Note that this will probably be the last version to support Android v2.x.

User reviews of StreamStar
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 21, 2014
Awesome Love having free and easy access to my home music collection!
A Google User
Jan 14, 2014
Access to my music anywhere Works great with my Linux server running Apache.
A Google User
Jun 10, 2013
good app, great dev app does exactly what it says it does. its maybe not the most beautiful app i've ever seen, but it does what its supposed to and does it well. dev is very quick to reply to emails and helpful. also i have to say i'm impressed by the size of the app.
A Google User
Mar 24, 2013
Awesome Love having free and easy access to my home music collection!
A Google User
Mar 24, 2013
Awesome Love having free and easy access to my home music collection!