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I would like to attach two Android tablets to the back of my car head rests so that my two children can watch films on long journeys.

I want them to be watching the exact same video at the same time, and I want them to be as in sync as possible, because the sound will be played over the car's speakers.

I am open to any solution: whether it's having a separate machine as a streaming server running Windows, Linux, or another Android tablet. Another solution might be that the two devices have both have the files on them, but control data is being sent from one device to another - master/slave style. In a truly ideal world, it would be controllable by a device by someone sitting in the front, but that's a nice to have.

My question is - are there any apps that allow any of these scenarios? I have been looking for about three hours myself and haven't found anything.

nb: Pressing play simultaneously on the two devices is not a viable option, and neither is getting the children to wear headphones.

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Sounds like it would be far easier to just use one tablet and hang it between the two headrests? –  GAThrawn Jan 10 '13 at 16:21
i've considered that, but it would be a) difficult - how would one physically hang a tablet between two seats?, b) dangerous - a suspended tablet could be lethal in the event of a collision. –  GarethD Jan 15 '13 at 7:05
A) My brother's done this in his car with a Nexus 7, buy a protective case that you keep on while using the device, sew two loops to the top two corners, hook them round the head-rest pillars, done. Most things in the car, including the backs of seats can be lethal in the event of a collision, but you're entitled to make your own choice where you place those risks, so fair enough. –  GAThrawn Jan 15 '13 at 10:19
What about android as device streaming video, then LCD screens/monitors for the headrests? Seems like a easier solution. –  HasH_BrowN Jan 17 at 5:11

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VLC works perfectly for me :) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.codejugglers.android.vlchd&hl=en

Did you tried this link? It uses Moboplayer and ES file Explorer. http://apcmag.com/how-to-stream-video-to-an-android-device.htm


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Anybody had this work? Is this a working solution? –  HasH_BrowN Jan 17 at 5:06

You can use upnp monkey for android. it can stream to multiple devices

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That might be an option, if one can find the suggested app. Could you please edit your answer and include a link to it? Thanks! :) –  Izzy Oct 27 '14 at 9:58

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