Airport Express, WiFi audio receiver
A WiFi networked audio receiver so you can stream music from your PC to your stereo, & use WP7 as remote. Like Apple's AirportExpress.
Fede Lovejoy commented
I use a LG optimus7 and LG have a smartShare app that allows me to play my phone music on my window media player (PC) so as photos and videos via WiFi. Maybe its not what you exactly want,but its a start
Henry Juliao commented
They need to add this ASAP, if they don't want to build it is fine. Just license the Airplay technology from Apple.
I don't like apple products that much, but Airplay is super neat. Better than anything out there.
Max Sigmans commented
I could use my airport to stream wirelessly to my stereo when I was using iTunes. I could even use my WP7 as a remote. Woked like a charm. Thing is, now I use Zune. To get zune to work with airport express PLuS the ability to use my phone as a remote would be amazing!
Keith Parkhurst commented
Exactly what I have been looking for, to no avail so far... and I can see that it has been fruitless for a reason (I was afraid of that--let's change it!!). I am messing around with WD TV Live, and I like it. Unfortunately it has really geeked me on DLNA if only it worked like the AirPort!
PoiFan, thanks for the nice comment. But it'd be even nicer if you voted for the suggestion so Microsoft just might get the impression is something their ecosystem needs. :)
Yes, this is sorely needed. I've been using an AirPort express with Windows AirFoil Media Player, but now I'm using Zune with my Windows Phone which doesn't work with AirFoil. MS needs an integrated solution that also works with a stereo and not just with Xbox. Some of us have music listening rooms with no TV.
Brandon Hawley commented
I have been looking for this for years! I try to stay in the MS ecosystem. The problem is Microsoft leaves things up to hardware partners who don't deliver... So not only are we left with an ecosystem that isn't smooth end to end like the Apple ecosystem, we have an incomplete ecosystem leaving theirs as the only choice that can do everything. Hopefully MS and Nokia will finally give Apple a run for the consumer electronics market.
I've been looking for a DLNA device that is comparable to the $50 Apple Airport Express, and so far I've found nothing. There are plenty of devices for streaming video to a TV; xbox, Roku, Netgear NeoTV, WD TV Live, etc. And there are little countertop radios with a small speaker that use DLNA like the Squeeze box (cost $180), but I have never seen a DLNA device with wifi and analog stereo output, let alone one as cheap as $50.