The name Audiogalaxy may bring back memories of a long defunct peer to peer file downloading service, but out of the ashes has arisen a new app that lets you stream music from a PC or Mac over the internet.
The Audiogalaxy system comes in several parts. First, there’s a small utility that you download to your computer which will sniff out audio files in all the usual places. You can tweak the settings if your music is hiding out in a custom folder.
Once you’ve installed the Audiogalaxy desktop app, you can login to the Audiogalaxy web site to stream your music from any computer — assuming your host computer is running and connected to the internet. So if you have a media server at home and want to listen to your MP3 collection at work, you can do that.
Audiogalaxy also offers iPhone and Android apps which you can use to stream music directly to your phone. Songs are sorted by artist and album, and the Audiogalaxy player has all the usual features such as repeat and shuffle modes, the ability to search your collection, and the ability to create playlists.
Overall, Audiogalaxy reminds me a lot of mSpot. The key difference is that mSpot atually uploads your music to the cloud, which means that you can listen to songs even when your host computer is turned off.
Audiogalaxy is available as a free download for PC and Mac, and you can even sign up using your Facebook account if you don’t feel like thinking up yet-another username and password. The Audiogalaxy iPhone and Android apps are available as free downloads from the App Store and Android Market, respectively.