Orb Networks Launches $69 Music System Capable of Streaming iTunes and Pandora to Any Home Stereo

Written By Sam on 5 October 2010

We all know of Orb Networks’ software that allowed iTunes content to be streamed to any device for free. Now, here’s the company’s latest hardware offering, a new Orb Music Player aimed at enabling users to enjoy their entire iTunes music library, internet music and radio services — such as Pandora and Sirius Radio – on any stereo, anywhere in the home.

It is priced at $69 and essentially transforms any home music system into an internet-connected stereo that can be controlled via smartphones such as iPhone or Android, as well as with an iPad and iPod Touch. It comes with an iTunes-like interface, and users can select the music they want to listen to on their smartphone and then choose any home stereo for instant playback.

With the smartphone music remote control, users can also pause, playback, control the volume, or skip around their playlist. And, everyone in the home can have their own Orb-enabled smartphone remote to manage, play and share their personal music collections.

Setting up the Orb Music Player:

Step 1. Download the free Orb Caster software to the PC or Mac
Step 2. Plug the Orb Music Player – a compact, hockey-puck sized disk – into any home stereo
Step 3. Download the free Orb controller app from iTunes to the smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch

The Orb Music Player is available now from Orb Networks at new.orb.com. The Orb Controller software for the iPhone platform is available now from the iTunes App Store, for free. The Orb Caster software is also available as a free download from the company’s website.

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