LAS VEGAS, USA – Nokia has just announced a new collaboration with Philips to unleash the music on your phone when you’re at home. Using open DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard, products from both companies have been optimised to give consumers a “simple, seamless and interactive out-of-the-box experience”. In other words, Philips Streamium wireless audio products will let users stream music from their Nokia music devices or from another DLNA-enabled device such as a PC.
We don’t know yet whether this will cover music downloaded through Comes with Music accounts (but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out) but we can’t see any reason why not. This, I reckon, would be a massive boon for our mobile entertainment. It’s one thing being able to listen to music when we’re out and about, but being able to listen to it through devices such as Philips Streamium would be, in a word, ace.
The development is part of the Nokia Home Media Solution. We saw the first Home Media product at Nokia World in Barcelona in December. The solution doesn’t just cover music though, photos and videos are also on the cards. The Nokia Home Media solution is now available on millions of Nseries devices, including the N96 and N95 8GB.
We’ll be watching this one closely as it develops, meanwhile, let us know what you think.