Owners of newer Samsung devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S4, have enjoyed a feature made available by Samsung called Group Play. This app gives users the ability to share a song to multiple devices and have them all synced and playing together. The obvious downside is that everyone has to have a relatively new Samsung device that supports the Group Play app. XDA developer rahuliyer95 wanted to help all the people with older Samsung devices or non-Samsung Android units enjoy similar functionality, which led to the creation of Chorus.
The Chorus app only requires Android 2.3 or newer and there is no limitation to only working with Samsung hardware. The app creates a “room” visible on a WiFi network. Other devices that are connected to the same WiFi network can then connect to that room using a code generated by the host. Once connected, the additional devices work like additional speakers, with music being played on the host device synced and played on all the other devices. For those who enjoy sharing their music with friends in social gatherings, it makes it a little easier as opposed to everyone gathering around a single device. Alternatively, users with multiple devices could setup their own poor man’s surround sound system.
The Chorus app is still in beta, but it has been released to Google Play. At least one known issue with auto-syncing exists, an issue that can easily be corrected by a manual sync. If you and your friends want to give Chorus a try, hit the download links after the gallery below.