Android phones have created an unforeseen hype and have grabbed everyone’s attention since their release. Android 2.2 and up versions have rocked the mobile market with their magical and numerous applications. Extraordinary apps on Android have given wings to everyone’s imagination.
The Idea to use Android phone as wireless headphone was one such futuristic projection. However, doing so may need third party client server/ software to transform your Android device into a wireless headphone.
There are software available that allow an Android device to stream audio on a PC to the Android phone and transform it into wireless headphone. Client server setup like Winamp, Pocket Audio (Headphones) etc. allow you to use your Android device as wireless headphone by forwarding audio played on a PC to the Android device.
Software must be downloaded, installed and selected as computer’s audio output device. All audio from any Windows or Mac applications will be streamed to your Android device.
This will allow you to listen any audio played on your computer. However, there may be a network delay between PC and Android device so using software where delay can be an issue, is not advisable.
Today we gonna tell you how to use pocket audio app, it lets you use your Android device as a wireless soundcard of your computer, its compatible with both windows and mac.
Pocket Control for Windows software can be downloaded on your Smartphone using Android platform by following few simple steps:
Step 1. You must click download link in order to download Pocket Control for Windows and then install it by selecting ‘install’ button. After installation you will have to reboot your computer.
Step 2. After installation is complete, next step is to establish connection between PC and Android device. As the computer restarts after reboot the Pocket Control Server initiates automatically. Make sure to check the ‘running’ status by starting server from ‘programs’ group.
Step 3. For connecting your Android phone to your PC you have to notice IP address on PC and enter it on mobile after it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC. App will start on Android mobile automatically after being connected to same Wi-Fi network.
Step 4. Enter IP address shown on computer. Once connected, screen of your Android device would display ‘Connected to (your computer name)’ at the bottom. The computer will show any audio data sent/received between the duo.
Step 5. Last step is to configure your Windows program to use the software as your audio input/output device. Alternatively, you can use the app as default audio device.
This class of apps may support different versions of Windows. Mostly viable versions are Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Configuration settings may vary slightly depending on the Windows version, your PC supports. Your Pocket Control app will allow you to use your Android as soundcard of your PC and listen to any sound track played on your PC.