Sync, Centralize and Stream – MediaRover Brings Multiple iTunes Libraries Together

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MediaRover's free software solution overcomes the limitations of Home Sharing and makes your entire family's separate iTunes libraries available to Sonos, Windows Media Center, and other streaming devices as well.

iTunes® customer wish lists are filled with requests for easier synching between multiple computers. Families also want the ability to gather their multiple iTunes music collections into a groomed central share where they can make organization and music collection a team effort. iTunes’ built-in Home Sharing takes users part of the way there, but MediaRover aims to deliver a fully realized sharing solution without limitations.

MediaRover’s free software solution recently received four stars in PCWorld magazine for its ability to bring sense and order to up to eight family members’ iTunes libraries. Once the MediaRover client is installed, everyone’s songs and playlists are collected, organized, and stored on a shared folder or NAS device on the network, then constantly monitored for changes.

Songs added from any source, protected or otherwise, are copied to every family member’s library, ready to play in iTunes or sync to their iPod or iPhone. New and edited playlists are instantly shared the same way.
The whole house can also benefit from the perfectionist who meticulously grooms the metadata of their library so that every band name and song title is exactly correct. MediaRover registers these changes and broadcasts them to everyone else in the family, giving them the same accurate data.

A happy side effect of centralization is that all of the streaming devices in the home now have quick and direct access to the family’s shared library. Devices such as Sonos, Squeezebox, WD TV, Blu-ray Disc players, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 can now easily locate this goldmine of music and play it anywhere in the house. The shared library is right on the home network, so everyone in the family can access it at any time, no matter whose computer is powered up and without any reliance on an external web based storage service.

The latest version of MediaRover even comes with specific features that allow any changes in the shared library to be broadcast to all the Sonos systems on the network. MediaRover’s user-friendly installation wizard searches the home network for Sonos players and adds them to its broadcast list. Any changes made to any iTunes music library in the family will then be automatically reflected on the Sonos controllers and the Sonos iPhone application.

It works just as well with Windows Media Center. Add your MediaRover library as a watched network folder and all updates to the MediaRover library are instantly available on your Media Center equipped home theater.

MediaRover is based on U.S Patent 7,577,757. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

MediaRover Software and Accounts are now available for both Macintosh and Windows computers free of charge at http://www.mediarover.com

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