Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

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Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

Quik.io makes your PC-housed media libraries available on your iOS device.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

No more room at the inn? At one point or another, most mobile-device users run out of storage space, usually at the expense of music or movies.

One option: upload everything to a cloud service like Dropbox, then stream your stuff as needed. But that requires both time and money.

Another: turn your PC into a media server and stream your stuff as needed. There’s nothing to upload, and typically a lot less money to be spent (sometimes none, in fact). The only downside is that you need to leave your PC running 24-7.

If you can live with that, check out Quik.io 3.0. The service combines media server software for Windows or Mac and media-streaming apps for iPhone and iPad.

To get started, simply install the server software on your computer, then point it to the folders containing your files, music, movies, or photos. On my system it took a good half-hour to index everything (slowing down my fairly powerful rig in the process), but I have a pretty large media library. Setup also requires creating an account, though you can link to an existing Facebook or Google a… [Read more]

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

 

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

 

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

 

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

 

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

Stream your media libraries to your iDevice with Quik.io

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