Perhaps Skifta works better on Android. A universal iOS version of the app was released earlier this month, and I found it to be buggy and prone to crashing. It's worth keeping an eye on, however, because if done right, it could be a useful app for the iPhone and particularly the iPad. Skifta is a free app that lets you stream video, music, and photos from your PC or another networked device in your home. There are also a number of Internet services you can connect to in order to stream media on your iOS device.
If you'd like to take Skifta out for a test drive, here's what you need to do to get started.
First, you will need to install the iOS app and also the client app from the Skifta site on your PC or Mac.
(Credit: Screenshot by Matt Elliott/CNET)
When you first launch the iOS app, it'll show you a three-step process for setting up your media source and your media player in order to browse and play your media. First, select a media source by tapping on the Remote tab and signing up for a Skifta account. You'll be asked to provide a username, password, and place (place = device name). The service works over both Wi-Fi and cellular connections, but I found the service to be painfully sl... [Read more]