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Review: LG DoublePlay for T-Mobile

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Music

The music player is another app that can be accessed through the smaller display. It gives users quick and easy control over their tunes without disturbing what's going on on the main display. I didn't have any trouble using it to find songs, artists, or playlists. Playback controls are available, but if you want to access any of the media player's settings (such as the EQ), you'll have to open the full app on the main screen. Again, it's nice to be able to control this feature without leaving your main task on the larger display.

The LG DoublePlay include the barest version of the stock Android music player.

The DoublePlay has the newest version of the Android Market, which has a music store built into it. You can purchase music directly from the market if you wish.

Slacker is on board for your streaming music needs if that's the way you rock and roll.

 

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Video

The DoublePlay has the stock Android video player, which handles both recorded and side-loaded content. It also has the (excellent) standard YouTube application. You can also rent movies from the Android Market or pay $10 per month to stream T-Mobile Live TV, which doesn't work all that well because it requires a lot of horsepower and a solid connection to the network. It is too slow and too difficult to use most of the time.

As far as sharing media is concerned, the DoublePlay ships with software called "SmartShare." This uses the DLNA protocol to push music, pictures, and videos to other DLNA-certified devices, such as HDTVs.

Video features aren't available on the smaller display, not that you’d really want that anyway.

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