One of the biggest advantages of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones is the fact that they can be used very effectively as media centers. With them, users can play or stream video and audio material wherever they go, and on several different types of devices. This can be very useful in a wide range of situations. But, when it comes to problems like a lack of privacy, or a complex setup process, many feel discouraged to try out this option. Fortunately, there is an app that can solve these problems, and it is called Zimly.
This app is produced by a company called Nomad Connection with the purpose of being a single media player that combines streaming and replay options. It was produced for the Apple devices, which means that it requires iOS 7.0 operating system or a later version. The app is compatible with the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch. Nomad Connection additionally optimized this app for the iPhone 5 and it can be found on iTunes as a free download.
From the very first use of the app, it is clear that it can function as a very simple solution for several different media outputs. Zimly can be utilized to play videos or songs from desktop configuration, including Windows and Mac operating system. Additional features present the option of streaming media files directly to an iPhone, without any kind of encoding. The app supports varied formats which cover AVI, FLV, ASF, MKV, TS, MP4 and MOV, just to name a few. It features intuitive commands, so that the media is played as if it was stored on the phone itself. These files also include full HD recordings which are loaded in a very reasonable amount of time. As the users of this app will surely learn, by using Zimly even larger files can be played without any problems.
Its usability is further underlined by a connection process that includes the use of a PIN with nine digits, or the users can connect with their Google or Facebook accounts. This makes any streaming process both private and secure. Any content can also be downloaded through the app, and it even features subtitle support and the ability to present lyrics to more than 2.5 million songs. It is clear that the workings of this app present a very flexible media center for mobile devices. But, the thing which really separates it from its competition is its support for Chromecast, one of the most popular devices for TV sets made by the Google Company. With it, anyone can use Zimly app with Chromecast to provide video and audio content for a TV without any complicated set up procedure.
It is clear that Zimly provides a very valuable service for anyone who wants to stream content using a mobile device. Because of its practicality and simplicity of use, the app should prove interesting as a comprehensive streaming solution.