Pro Tip: Access Your Murfie Player on Your iPad

Our Developer team has just rolled out a neat upgrade to our “mini player” for Murfie Gold subscribers. The player is now officially a pop-out player, which gives you the option to continue listening to your music while browsing other web pages. Say it with me: three cheers for multitasking!

Own an iPad? Keep listening. We’ve got a pro tip for you… There exists a clever little trick that’ll make accessing your Murfie player on your iPad a breeze. So if you’ve got an iPad on hand, whip it out and follow along:

  1. Open Safari and go to Murfie.com.
  2. Log into your Murfie account and tap the player’s “pop out” button –> this loads your player in a new tab.
  3. On the left side of the address bar, tap the “curved arrow” send-to button.
  4. Select “Add to home screen.”

There, now you have an icon on your tablet’s home screen. Tapping that will launch you straight into a full-screen version of your mini player. Done and done! Let the good times roll.

Murfie + Sonos = A Stellar Morning!

What an excellent morning! I woke up, grabbed my phone, fired up the Sonos app and started blasting Adele’s 21 through my Sonos Play:5 Wireless HiFi Player.

That’s because today is the day I can now play my entire Murfie collection, wirelessly, in any room of my home. My CDs live in the cloud at Murfie and Murfie lets me stream that music to my Sonos player.

Here in Murfieland we’ve been working on this integration with Sonos for months now, perfecting and testing it. We’re jazzed to finally, and officially, announce our brand new Murfie + Sonos partnership. Murfie is now on Sonos’s list of compatible music services, joining the likes of Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.

Now, we all know that peanut butter and chocolate are pretty darn tasty on their own. But like peanut butter + chocolate, Murfie + Sonos are even better together. With Murfie on Sonos, you too can play your entire CD collection in every room of your home, wirelessly.

Simply add our service (“Murfie”) to your favorite Sonos Controller app. It’ll ask you for your Murfie username and password and you’ll then have instant access to your Murfie music library on your Sonos system.

If you’re not yet a Gold member, that’s just fine. In fact, we have a pretty snazzy Murfie + Sonos offer for you. Sign up right now and get Murfie Gold gratis through April 30, 2013. You’ll have 24/7 access to our music streaming service on any web browser as well as on your Sonos player. Pretty cool, huh?! (It just got a heckuva lot easier to play your music anywhere :)

Need more deets? Just hit up the link here.

Music Now Playing: What’s on Your Mini Player?

Now, here’s a loaded question. What are you listening to at this very moment? Obvi, what’s on your playlist can totes tell us a lot about your mood and overall music tastes. For example, this very morning I was streaming, no lies, Ricky Martin’s “La Copa de la Vida” on my Murfie mini player. (See the featured image for proof.)

So why the heck was I listening to an artist best known for songs like “Livin’ la Vida Loca”, “Shake Your Bon-Bon” and “She Bangs”? It’s hardly rocket science—I was feeling pretty darn up-tempo in the a.m., following a hearty breakfast of black coffee and sugar packets.

Once the jitters die down, who knows, I might switch over my playlist to something a bit more somber. Enough about my listening habits, though—what about you? Hit us up on twitter and tell us what song is playing on your mini player at this very moment. Then hashtag it with #mymusicbe_____, inserting whatever adjective describes your current mood. This could be fun, dot dot dot.

How-to: search your library, shuffle your mini player

Excellent news for all you music collectors. We just rolled out two new features that add more functionality to your music library and mini player on Murfie.

The first, a search box in your music library. This one’s a long time coming, and we’re so very happy to introduce it to your disc-collection view on Murfie. To give it a try, just head on over to the “My Library” tab in your Murfie account, and use the search box to locate any disc in your collection, by artist or album name.

The second, a shuffle button in your music streaming “mini player”—you’ll have this if you’ve gone Murfie Gold. Just open up the “My Music” tab to view, filter, listen to and now shuffle all the discs in your library. Hit the shuffle button to keep things fresh and you on your toes, and make sure to check out our marketplace to add some fresh music to your library. (Side note: we now have 203,209 discs up for sale/trade!)

As always, don’t hesitate to give us a holler at info@murfie.com or @murfiemusic if there are any other features in particular you’re just dying to have. We really do strive to keep bringin’ more and more functionality to your library, making it the one and only place you need to manage all of your music.

How-to: filter your mini player

We’re pretty darn excited to announce that, today, we just rolled out another brand new feature. This one goes out to all the fine folks who’ve upgraded to music streaming on Murfie—you can now filter your mini player, by artist or album title, in real time!

We think that’s pretty great (do you?)…because having a filter function makes it a heck of a lot easier, and faster, to find the album you want to listen to. That’s just our opinion, though. Let us know what you think on facebook and twitter—we sincerely lurve hearing your fresh and honest feedback.

Now, let’s get down to some brass tacks. Here’s a few tips on how to use our music streaming “mini player”:

  • You can stream any album in your Murfie music library, from any web browser.
  • When signed into your Mufie account, you should see a “My Music” tab at the bottom of your browser—just open this “mini player” to view, filter and listen to all the discs in your library.
  • Some of your discs may not yet be ready for streaming; instead they’re processing. As soon as the “Processing” label disappears, the disc is ready for streaming!

How-to: sort by artist

Terrific news for all you music lovers who like a good clean organized collection. We just added the ability to sort your music library on Murfie by ARTIST! High fives all around.

To start managing and organizing your music collection, just create or log into your account on Murfie. Then, hit up the “My Library” tab to view all your discs in one place. You can do lots of neato things, like:

  • mark discs for sale
  • mark discs for trade (if you’re Gold)
  • sort discs by: Artist | Title | Year | Recent Activity
  • gift discs to friends
  • download discs

Wish you could do even more with your music library on Murfie? Let us know in the comments below, or shoot us an email with your feedback to info@murfie.com.

Happy sorting! :)