As far as streaming media goes, the iPhone doesn't really live up to its promise. Yes, we can look at trailers on the Apple site and yes, we can view a few dozen YouTube videos through the special iPhone interface, but what about the millions of Flash, Real, Windows Media and Quicktime streaming videos on the internet? Well, those don't work.
Since waiting for vapor-soft updates that might never come is not our cup of tea, we here at iphonePOV went on the hunt for real media that we can stream to the iPhone and we actually found some.... MP3s.
Turns out the iPhone can play MP3s as they are downloading, which feels a lot like streaming (even though it isn't.) So, if you point your phone to any downloadable MP3 (including countless Podcasts) you can pretend, if only for a moment, that the iPhone has all the internet capabilities it should.
Here are a few links to get you started:
- BBC News update -- Five Minute Update on World News -- frequent updates
- CNET Podcasts -- Various podcasts focusing on the world of tech -- daily updates
- *click on the 'download mp3' link, not the 'listen' link.
- Podcast Directory -- Anything and Everything under the sun (some of the video podcasts work too!)