iStream iPhone application now available on iTunes

by Alex Kuretz on April 21, 2009 · 14 comments

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Forum member “ern” has let us know that the recently announced iStream iPhone application is now available for download from iTunes. This feature allows you to stream to your iPhone content that is stored on your HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487. Ern does lament that HP has released the application to the UK iTunes store even though the EX485 and EX487 is not available in the UK at this time.

iStream application at the iTunes Store

iStream application at the iTunes Store

I have to imagine that the 2.5 Software Update cannot be far behind this, but so far now official release date has been announced from HP.

Have you downloaded the application yet? Be sure to let us know in this forum thread when you’ve got it installed.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


jamesx0 April 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

Hopefully HP follows this up with Blackberry, Android, and WebOS apps.

Brian May 1, 2009 at 8:39 am

I originally downloaded this app and it sync’d great just as promised. Then through much disappointment now when i attempt to connect I get an error that reads “The server 75.23.XXX.XXX is not available now. would you like to continue anyway?”

Any advice?



John May 6, 2009 at 1:20 am

Brian, have you tried to continue? what’s happened then? If the app says that it cannot connect to the server, it might be the IP address is incorrect (possible due to dynamic nature). You also could try to use server’s domain name instead of IP address.

Brian May 6, 2009 at 7:17 am

Thanks for the response!!

I tried this with the domain name and got an error that says “The operation could not be completed because the server provided invalid data”.

when using the IP — i still get the above error — when i click continue i get an error that says “The operation could not be completed because the server stopped responding.”

The most frustrating part of this is that it worked when i first set it up so i know how “cool” this app is!!

Thanks for any help you can offer!!

John May 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Well, Brian, what about “old-good” complete reinstall or at least to recall what was changed since that “first set up” and revert it back?

Here is might be one more idea: try to clean history and use your domain name with explicit “www.” prefix.

Otherwise it might be other kind problem: server side, or network configuration, etc.

Rick May 24, 2009 at 11:23 am

In the tail end of the project of setting up a new Server and all that goes with it, I got the same error – “the operation could not be completed because the server provided invalid data” from the Iphone applacation. My HP software version was Support for iTunes was not added until version 2.5. You need to update the server software, then (re)install the clients on each PC.

Owen August 20, 2009 at 10:22 am

I downloaded the app to my iPhone, input the server’s domain, and am receiving “The operation could not be completed because the server provided invalid data” error.

Alex Kuretz August 20, 2009 at 11:03 am

Make sure you have Remote Access enabled, and Twonky enabled for streaming. Does the Remote Web Media Streaming feature work?

Does not work for EX470 or EX475??? September 12, 2009 at 9:06 pm

This app does not seem to work for HP EX475. Bummer.
- unless anyone else has figured it out.

Alex Kuretz September 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm

It requires the 2.5 update to work. Here’s how to get that running on an EX47x server if you’ve not yet seen the article.

Jaweston October 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Doesn’t work from iPhone for me on HP MediaSmart Server EX495.

Alex Kuretz October 29, 2009 at 10:36 am

That’s a pretty vague statement, if you’d like help troubleshooting why this doesn’t work for you I’d recommend you post in the forums.

johan March 15, 2011 at 4:30 am

it really sucks

Simon June 9, 2011 at 3:56 am

We I have a EX470 with 2GB of ram and just upgraded to Version MSS Version 3 and the Iphone app works a treat.

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