Gurbani Media Center Mobile App Released!
Today we are proud to announce the release of the new Gurbani Media Center App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Now you can access all the Gurbani Media Center content from anywhere on your mobile device.
With the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center app you will have the world's largest archive of Gurban Kirtan audio available to you wherever you go! Never before have you been able to so easily have such a large volume of Gurbani that you can listen to anywhere (so long as you have an internet connection your device).
Over 19,500 Gurbani audio tracks available to stream from SikhNet.com to your device. More than 15 weeks of continuous audio without ever hearing the same track! It would take 10-60 iPhones (depending on the storage) to fill all the Gurbani audio from the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center! Using the app & streaming the audio from SikhNet only takes up about 5MB of space on your device.
Gurbani Media Center App Features
• GURBANI LYRICS - Display of Gurbani text of the shabad that is currently playing. For most audio you will automatically see the Gurbani text and have the option to display English translation, Spanish translation or transliteration as well.
• SIKHNET RADIO - 22 channels of Gurbani Radio from SikhNet & Live Gurdwaras around the world.
• MY RADIO - Listen to your own pandora style radio stations from SikhNet Gurbani Media Center website (based on tags & artists) to listen to your own "personal radio station".
• MY PLAYLISTS - All playlist that you create on the Gurbani Media Center website are available in the app, so you can create and listen to your own custom selection of audio quickly.
• FEATURED PLAYLISTS - We have put together a nice selection of pre-setup playlists with music that you can quickly choose from (nitnem, sleep music, simran, etc). This updates automatically as we add more playlists.
• BROWSE BY ARTIST - You can browse or search through all the artists in the Gurbani Media center & view/listen to audio by that particular artist.
• BROWSE BY TAGS - Listen to audio within a tag category. Most of the audio in GMC is organized into tags which is like (Raag, Western, Nitnem, Devotional, etc)
• BROWSE BY SHABADS - Quickly search through all the audio tracks in the Gurbani Media Center to find & listen to shabads by any name.
• SETTINGS - Customize the Gurbani Lyrics that display for audio, as well as change the audio quality setting according to your internet connection speed.
• BACKGROUND PLAYING - Audio plays in the background so will continue playing while using other apps.
• LOCK SCREEN CONTROLS - You can pause or skip audio from the device screen when it is locked.
• ROBUST STREAMING ENGINE - Robust error handling including seamless "stream stitching" when data connection is dropped or transitions from mobile data network to WIFI.
• CONTINUOUS PLAY - You can shuffle your playlists & randomize most any of the audio you are listening to easily as well as set player to repeat tracks or playlists over and over.
• AUTO UPDATE - The app will periodically download updated data from the SikhNet servers so new Gurbani added will show up in your app.
This app is currently only available on Apple iOS software for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Depending on the response from this app we hope to work on a version for Android devices.
Please Note: Purchase of this this app supports the creation & maintenance of new, quality Sikh apps like this by SikhNet (which is a not-for-profit organization). It also helps support further development costs of the Gurbani Media Center website project as well as server hosting charges for streaming all this audio.
Screen Shots of Gurbani Media Center App