The Jamcast streaming audio system from Software Development Solutions consists of a streaming client for Android devices (Jamcast Player) and Jamcast Server, which allows users with an existing home Internet connection to set up a secure private cloud for sharing their digital music. Jamcast Player connects users' Android devices to this private cloud over a 3G/4G or Wi-Fi link and allows them to browse, search and stream their music library from anywhere.
Jamcast Player provides full control over audio quality and network usage with adjustable performance configurations per network connection type. Jamcast Player supports native playback of a wide variety of audio formats, including FLAC/FLAC-HD, OGG, MP3, WMA, ALAC and AAC/AAC+. Although still in beta, Jamcast Player features gapless playback, automatic Internet server discovery, integrated security, voice search, SD card installation, car dock support and more. The user interface displays high resolution album art and is optimised for car use.
Jamcast Player is a free download from the Android Market for devices running Android 2.1 and higher. Optimised display support for tablet devices and Google TV is in the works.
Jamcast Server is easy to install and runs on Microsoft Windows XP or higher. A fully functional 14-day trial version of the software is available for free download, and a license can be purchased for USD 29.99.