Best way to sync music and playlists between itunes and nexus 5

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  1. .macbookpro. macrumors regular

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    So I just got the new nexus after a year on windows phone. I thought that the syncing process on that was difficult but now, it's impossible. I wanted to sync playlists, and from my research Google play music doesn't sync music. I used doubletwist but new devices can't use it without paying £5 for. If there are no alternatives I will just have to pay but for now, I would like some suggestions as to how to sync my media. Please note I would prefer USB syncing but I don't mind wireless. I have used winamp, but that crashes all the time.
     
  2. JC17 macrumors member

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    Google Play Music will put all your Itunes music online from where you can access it and download it from any android device.
     
  3. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Google music manager but that is wireless. Isyncr is free and is USB based
     
  4. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    Doubletwist syncs it up quite nicely, including playlists. The only issue I have ever run into with DT, is that it won't import older DRM music from iTunes.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Play music is what I use. Download something on iTunes and it's on my phone instantly
     
  6. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Isyncr is wireless too. Great program. Seamless to use.
     
  7. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I second that! iSyncr has been great for my S4. It will sync all the playlists and the order you have them in itunes. Works great!
     
  8. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I use Play Music as well and for all intents and purposes, my Nexus 5 is just like any of my Apple devices. I purchase all my music through iTunes anyhow - any time I download something on my iPhone, iPad or MBA, it is automatically downloaded to my home iMac, synced with Play Music Manager and appears on my Nexus 5.

    Pretty slick setup if you ask me.
     
  9. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Only the paid version is wireless.
     
  10. joudbren macrumors regular

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    +1

    Isyncr is a fabulous app and painless. Cheers!
     
  11. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Google Play Music, but it is awful at syncing playlists. On the initial sync, it will do it. But if after that you create and edit playlists, it won't sync any of them properly.
     
  12. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    sure but given the cheap prices of just about any app. is there really any reason one wouldn't buy it?
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I use Easy Phone Sync. You have to download it on your computer and phone.
     
  14. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Not gonna get any arguments from m. I too own isyncr as it is what I used to sync my library when I came over to android and I found it pretty seamless. Only reason I used Google music manager was to have access to my playlist from the browser.
     
  15. sracer macrumors 603

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    I've found TuneSync to work very well among a variety of Android devices.
     
  16. .macbookpro. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually started using Google play music. It seems to be a good service, but its weird because when I sync playlists, instead of auto updating the playlist it deletes the whole thing and starts downloading it again. Has anyone else had the same thing? It's not a problem as such, but it seems rather unnecessary.
     
  17. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Get the paid version of iSyncr - it's awesome!

    I've been umming and ahhing about trying out Google Play Music. But as a DJ, my music collection is gigantic and it seems a bit pointless for someone like me.
     
  18. .macbookpro. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the 20,000 limit is huge for me but for a DJ it's probably not the best. Also, I've noticed a decrease in quality when streaming from the online player. It seems like an EQ problem, but thats not much of an issue
     
  19. JukeboxTeam macrumors newbie

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    Style Jukebox Cloud Player?

    Runs on most platforms, including Android and Windows.
    It's like Dropbox for music and it's free up to 1,000 songs.
     

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