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Sooloos by Meridian bringing advanced Cloud Music service to the HP TouchPad 38

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Fri, 20 May 2011 12:47 pm EDT

HP is blowing it up when it comes to finding great launch partners for the TouchPad this Summer. Last week we saw WhitePages released to the public with anticipation for a tablet version, and we've seen multiple other apps and companies announce a future release coming to the webOS App Catalog. Who do we have today but Sooloos by Meridian, an advanced Cloud Music streaming service that is unlike any other we've seen before, which will be released for the TouchPad this Summer.

We call Sooloos advanced because of the way that it works (which goes even further than nuTsie in its delivery): Rather than it being yet another cloud music streaming service with its own separate database or library of songs, Sooloos allows you to import all of your music onto your device and stream them over wireless data networks across the cloud, whether those songs are from a subscription service like Spotify (and we assume Melodeo), or downloaded into your iTunes library, or manually brought in from your home CD collection. 

Once again, HP scores a big win for consumers by providing a unique app that is completely integrated with their musically inclined lifestyles. With the way that this product is going to be promoted as a powerful cloud service developed with HP webOS in mind, we have much to look forward to with the future of other webOS apps, and the power of the cloud that HP has been singing about lately.

The best part of all of this is, we still have time for more companies to announce they're jumping on the webOS engine to push ahead of the competition. Who will be next?

Source: Meridian (Press Release)

38 Comments

Wow, the hyperbole has to be intentional comedy at this point.

"HP is blowing it up when it comes to finding great launch partners for the TouchPad this Summer. Last week we saw WhitePages released to the public
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Who do we have today but Sooloos by Meridian, an advanced Cloud Music streaming service that is unlike any other we've seen before
[...]
Once again, HP scores a big win for consumers by providing a unique app that is completely integrated with their musically inclined lifestyles.
[...]
The best part of all of this is, we still have time for more companies to announce they're jumping on the webOS engine to push ahead of the competition. Who will be next?"

Really?

That and wasting our time with your useless post.

Which would make your response just preposterous.

Yeah, seems over-the-top for a company and product most of us have never heard of.

Haha. While Tim's writing style flows very well and is a pleasure to read, I have to admit he is quite effusive with his praise, sometimes overly so.

The interesting note in the official press release is that the app will "launch in June". Can't have a Touchpad app without a Touchpad so the June teaser bodes well!

Good catch.

It does what, now?

Yeah...I'm a little sketchy as to what the deal is here, too.

Isn't this just what Subsonic (http://www.subsonic.org/pages/apps.jsp) ALREADY does for Windows Phone 7, iOS, and Android?

mSpot does the same, too, I think. There's more apps I'm just not remembering right now as well.

EDIT: Scratch that. I just read the press release. I don't see the word "stream" ANYWHERE. Apparently, it's mainly another music syncing app like Media Monkey, but I guess it's a workaround for getting subscription music on a TouchPad if WebOS doesn't have a Rhapsody, Zune or MOG app already. How they would sync Internet radio, I have no idea.

Man I wish H/P gives free cloud storage to everyone like another 16GB w pre-3. With just apps installed and pics and videos, I am running out of space on pre plus. Hardly any music at all. Pre-4 should have atleast 32GB for apps to work or the apps should store some stuff on cloud.

Great news :)

I'd be surprised if Amazon didn't jump on the TouchPad bandwagon too.

They're launching their own android based tablet...

They already did. Kindle.

That's all the jumping you're going to see. They have an ANDROID app store.

There will definitely be Amazon presence on webOS products. Jon Rubinstein is apparently on the board there.

If it works with my Rhapsody subscription... I'm going to be a very happy camper.

The source link says it works with Rhapsody.

Oh, that's nice. I'm in!

Just started the Amazon cloud service this week.

From the press release:

"Meridian introduced the Sooloos Digital Media System in 2009."
- ok

"Since then, it has become widely acknowledged as the most innovative and sophisticated available, as well as being the most functionally elegant and user-friendly ever created."
- by who?

"By unlocking the potential of an entire music collection and being able to access it online from anywhere in the world, the future of digital music was born."
- Can someone diagram this sentence for me?

Anyway, it sounds cool but mentions ONLY the TouchPad, which is a shame - I'd really like to not have to bust out a 10" tablet every time I want to listen to music on-the-go.

I agreed it this will work on Veer and Pre3 its 10x better.

How much does it cost?

Hey Richard Kerris, Where is my DirecTV app? Get off your a** and start developing!

Bad news is that in two weeks Apple is going to announce the most advanced cloud-based syncing system ever conceived. HP better get ready to be left in the dust and continue it's march to irrelevancy.

It must suck to always be playing catch-up.

(Go ahead, give me thumbs down WebOS fan Boys!)

thinking about WWDC as well too. iOS 5 will be announced, not to mention the restoration of MobileMe service.

You think Kerris develops? Try again.

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Simma down. And if you don't like HP's stuff, you can just go away. iOS would love to have you.

He does not develop but he is VP of developer relations meaning he is the person in charge of getting things developed that people want.

Actually let's try this so a third grader can understand... Your mom does not make the food at a restaurant, but she knows what you like so that your tummy does not hurt after you eat, so she orders for you and gets you want you want. (does that work better for you bnceo?)

How do you know your beloved DirecTV app wasn't approached, but rebuffed by DirecTV themselves? You don't know the story, so stop begging like a child in the middle of a road trip. Watch the adults handle business while you go back to playing arm chair quarterback.

So you can complain all you want on the interwebs, but do you honestly think that all your crying and whining is going to make them develop harder?

They said yes to Android and iOS. Maybe they know what no one here wants to admit, WebOS is 3% of market share and no one wants it.

And if you want it, go there. Stop thinking you know how stuff works and just be a quiet fan boy.

No room for negative attitude like yours in these neck of the woods. Have fun with the sheep and that green robot.

@bnceo never mind Rambo i don't think he cares any OS at all. just some dimwit with nothing to do but talk ****

Uh...you DO realize that there IS a DirecTv app and I have been programming my DVR+ with it for at least a year now right..

/smh

you are an arse. you have nothing but **** to say. and what's wrong with being a fanboy or fangirl for that matter. i think people like you enjoy hanging around this blog stirring up stuff because you don't have a life.

the website is call precentral so we like webOS and the incredible potential it has. so continue to hang around and spout negative idiotic comments and prove what a complete arse you are or get a life.

So it sounds like the Sooloos app for the TouchPad is a Sooloos system on a tablet.

While the iPad app is a wireless controller for a Sooloos system.

http://www.meridian-audio.com/news/2011/05/20/sooloos-by-meridian-comes-...

http://www.meridian-audio.com/sooloos/ipad-iphone.php

http://www.meridian-audio.com/sooloos/the-experience.php

Ah. It makes sense that no one has heard of it since it's in the home-automation world of gadgets (Crestron BOOOO).

So it's main intent isn't as a way to bring all your music on the road via the cloud, it's more of a home-streaming system a la Sonos, Squeezbox - to stream contect from the web and your PCs to PC-connected speakers throughout the house.

I already thought the TouchPad in a Touchstone dock could be a nice center-of-the-home music streamer. This would make it even better, extending it to any computer speakers in the house with a nice interface.

It could be really cool, if it can play through the TouchPad and really does "import" to the TouchPad as the Press Release says. Then it would basically let take your whole home music system with you.

I'm sure they could make a "controller" app for the Pre3/Veer, too.

I've seen negative, sarcastic, pessimistic posts on this site before.... and usually with good reason... but this time I don't get it.

HP is securing developers. Those devs are making nice apps. Why the complaints?

I'm not sure why, but for some reason there are people who just love to complain. Whether it's about computers, phones, food, work or anything else in life. They just **** **** **** Life could be worse, ya know. Relax people

I can't get away with **** ???
What if I Snoop-ify it?
They just like to be-otch, be-otch, be-otch.
Let's see if that works...

Yep. That's hilarious

The thing I don't get is how should I listen to this streamed-to-the-TouchPad-music? Speakers? Headphones? Or HP will provide the way to get this content on my Hi-Fi? AirPlay? DLNA?

It sounds like it can play on the TouchPad (so the speakers, headphone jack, or bluetooth), and Sooloos also will play to any speakers connected to a computer. So, my guess is you install something on any PC in your house and can control playback via the TouchPad.