Don’t hold your breath any longer, Hypoxia Media Player is available in the BlackBerry Sync Store for only $7.99, and this media player allows you to stream both TO and FROM your home WiFi network. And we’re not talking just about music either, but music and videos. And it’s a media server too, check it out…
Hypoxia works first as a media player that streams over your WiFi network. As a media server, it has the capability to supported devices such as Xbox360, Windows Media Player, another BlackBerry, and even an Android phone! (This requires the installation of the mblware Network Assistant Software, the link will be provided on your receipt at purchase. )
This media player also includes integrated Twitter support so you tweet what you’re listening to or watching.
You can also change the skins so you change how your Hypoxia looks. Currently only the Bold 9700 is able to enjoy the added feature of streaming video from the network, but other models are soon to be included.
Here’s the only con I did see. There’s a $1.50 USD charge for transfer of this app to another device. So if you have any warranty exchanges or insurance claims, or upgrades, expect the transfer fee each time.
The included features are:
- Wifi Streaming – Stream media to and from supported devices over wifi
- Full Skinning System – Change nearly every aspect of Hypoxia’s look and feel with downloadable Skins.
- Twitter Integration – Share what you’re listening to, or watching with Hypoxia in real-time on Twitter!
- Message Notifications – Quickly preview incoming SMS, Email, and PIN notifications right inside Hypoxia.
- Now Playing Playlist – Add songs, or video to the Current playing playlist
- Album Artwork – Hypoxia will automatically display all Album Art from your songs’ ID3 tag.
- Audio and Video Playback – Support to playback audio and video media files in Full Screen, and Player modes.
- Hypoxia PicShows – Create a custom slideshow of pictures, backed with your favourite audio tracks.
- Keyboard Shortcuts – Many keyboard shortcuts to quickly change to Full-screen, Now Playing and more …
- Bluetooth Support – Stream your favourite songs to a connected Bluetooth device.
Hypoxia is only compatible with OS 5.0
Hypoxia is only compatible with the following BlackBerry devices: 8520 (Curve), 8530 (Curve), 8900 (Curve), 8910 (Curve), 8930 (Curve), 9000 (Bold), 9100 3G (Pearl), 9105 3G (Pearl), 9300 3G (Curve), 9500 (Storm), 9530/9530T (Storm), 9550/9520 (Storm2), 9630 (Tour), 9650 (Bold), 9700 (Bold)
There’s no trial of Hypoxia, but if you use your home WiFi and love steaming your media with your devices, then this will open up a whole new way to listen to your music and watch videos.