How to Stream iTunes Playlists and Songs from Desktop to Android

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 17, 2012
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Ever wanted to be somewhere else in your house but still be able to access music on your computer? TuneSync HomeStream makes it possible to remotely stream iTunes music and playlists from your PC or Mac to your Android device. Sounds too good to be true? It gets even better. All it requires is that your device and your computer share the same Wi-Fi network and to have the TuneSync HomeStream app installed on your phone and its TuneSync server installed on your computer.

TuneSync Server is available for both Windows and Mac OS X and like the app, it’s absolutely free. Though TuneSync HomeStream is not the only app of its kind on the Android Market, it is definitely one of the fastest and most attractively designed. Working together with iTunes, it’ll get music from your computer to your Android device with no need for physically transferring music files. Setting up the app is simple and easy.

First, install the TuneSync HomeStream app to your Android phone. You can get the app from here.

Next, you need to download and install TuneSync Server to your computer to generate your Library Name and Password. You can download it from here.

Once those are in place, you can start connecting TuneSync HomeStream to the TuneSync Server. Tap on Host Computer on the app’s homescreen and select your computer. Soon you’ll be dancing to the beats you’ve got on your computer, with no need to even be in the same room. As long as your device and the computer are on the same Wi-Fi Network, you have access to all the songs in your iTunes library.

You can browse through your iTunes library on the TuneSync HomeStream app. It sorts your songs by Artists, Genres, and Playlists tabs. Tap the song you’d like to listen to and the TuneSync HomeStream app will stream it through its built-in music player.

The media player is equipped with some basic media controls and will provide you details like the song title, the album it belongs to, and even the album art. If you’re in a hurry to get to your favorite part, the media player also allows you to fast-forward through the song. You can even toggle Shuffle and Repeat on TuneSync HomeStream’s menu screen.

For those of you who’d like to multitask on your device, you don’t have to worry about needing to stop streaming music to do other things. Read an eBook or surf the web, because TuneSync HomeStram can continue to play tracks while it runs in the background.

TuneSync HomeStream isn’t limited to just Android phones.  It also allows you to stream MP3 and M4A audio files to your Google TV. You won’t have to worry about the lack of space on your Google TV’s internal or external storage.

If you’d like to start streaming your iTunes music and playlists from your computer to your Android device, you can get the TuneSync HomeStream for free on the Android Market. It requires Android OS v2.2 or higher to run.

Have you tried TuneSync HomeStream? If not, what media streaming app do you use for your iTunes playlists and songs?

  • Nexroom

    I don’t need to download any apps to do this as I have Galaxy S2 and allshare can do this and much more

  • Ken Muise

    I thought it was a pretty cool app. Not everyone will have the S2 and it’s one of those apps that will make other devices that much better. Good review!

  • Nexroom

    Ken, you can download allshare to your PC, connect a wifi media player to the TV and you can stream the media between them quite easily

  • Richie Rico

    Is there an app that lets you stream your iTunes playlists while NOT on your home network? I was recently an iPhone user and loved AudioTap…it let you stream your iTunes playlists over 3g/4g…is there an app like this for Android????

  • FutureC

    I’ve ever annoyed by transferring playlist from itunes to android. Then, I came across to TuneSync HomeStream app.
    TuneSync HomeStream app is something I have had success with transferring itunes playlist to android. It is worth looking at.

    • vice86

      Well since posting this 2 years ago I use either JamCast, Qloud or Plex to stream my iTunes playlists from home to my phone. To transfer my iTunes playlists to my phone I use iSyncr.