can iPhone control iTunes stored on NAS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daviestar, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. daviestar macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum!

    I have seen this question asked in here with no replies, so I am hoping someone can clarify...

    So you can run iTunes on a NAS drive and access it without the use of a Mac/PC with the likes of Roku Soundbridge. Can you do this with the iPhone?

    If not, is this something a clever software developer can come up with, or are there hardware limitations?

    Thanks,

    Dave*
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    As long as iTunes is running, it can be accessed by the iPhone.

    TEG
     
  3. daviestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply TEG.

    When you say 'As long as iTunes is running', do you mean on a Mac/PC?

    If I run an iTunes server type arrangement on a suitable NAS (QNAP or similar) and I can access/stream the tunes to the iPhone without a computer?

    Dave*
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    As long as iTunes is active on either computer, then the iPhone can access it. Otherwise, the music is just sitting on the hard drive.

    TEG
     

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