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Pro Tip: Creating Surround Sound With Several Mobiles And The AmpMe App

Sep 25, 2015 08:34 AM EDT

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Even when using a high-end mobile phone model, there is one issue that plagues mobile phones, across brands: These just are not built for playing music out loud. Sure, there are Bluetooth speakers available for those who would like to use their phones as a mobile boombox, blasting out their meticulously curated Spotify playlists, but what if lugging around extra accessories is just not an option?

What if the scenario is an impromptu pizza party and no one thought to bring an external speaker?

This is exactly the scene that played out when Martin-Luc Archambault hit on the inspiration for his new app, AmpMe.

As his story goes, he was at a friend’s house celebrating her move to a new apartment when they thought they would play music to go with their drinks. However, her speakers were still in boxes, so he used his mobile phone to try and play music. As he set the device on the table, he found out what most mobile users know: Music on phone speakers just sounds like cr*p.

And so, he developed AmpMe, an app that lets users coordinate their mobiles and have them all play the exact same thing—an mp3 file or a Spotify track—from their different mobiles.

AmpMe was released for the iOS and Android platforms on Sep. 24, 2015, and it is absolutely free. As long as all the devices are on the same WiFi network, they can all blast out the same song, amplifying the sound.

AmpMe lets a user and their posse hold impromptu parties without the need to bring extra speakers, whether it is the big kind that blasts out eardrums, or those cute Bluetooth speakers which may still prove to be a pain to lug around.

Get AmpMe on Google Play and share it with friends. Mobile music playback just got a little louder.

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AmpMe on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amp.android

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