How do you guys handle syncing music to Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Razeus, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Ok guys, I'm using a drag and drop method to get music to my SD card - which is fine for albums, but I have playlists in iTunes that I'd like to be able to use on my S4.

    I'm using Rocket Player for now, because, although the Google Music app is pretty good, it shows all my podcasts (I rather have podcasts show up in a podcast app). However, Rocket Player only shows my music, despite the ridiculous icon. I'm also compare to the built it Music app, which I guess is by Samsung.

    What are your solutions for iTunes syncing to Android (Galaxy S4)?
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I don't sync with anything, I just drag & drop to my android SD card as well.
     
  3. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yep, I use Android Transfer. Works great, but want to find a way to get Playlists from iTunes sent over.
     
  4. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Google Play Music. All my music and playlists on iTunes is synced. Offline play is excellent too. Way better than Music Match.
     
  5. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    iSyncr.


    only app I have ever purchased & worth it

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    how does play sync from itunes?
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G4

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    yep...same here iSyncr and Rocket player.....
    This combo will sync all of my playlists from iTines as well.
     
  7. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Install the app on your desktop or laptop and it will b upload the music into the cloud. works the same as music match
     
  8. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    I have used that in previous years on my nexus device but it just uploaded music. No playlists etc
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Google play music takes care of everything for me. Everything that's on my computer is on my phone. The second I download something from iTunes I can get it on my Nexus 4.
     
  10. Razeus thread starter macrumors 601

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    How do you keep Podcasts from showing in Google Music Player (app on the Android)?
     
  11. pcmxa macrumors regular

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    It has playlists now. At least it uploaded mine. Google play music has been fantastic. Once installed and all my songs are uploaded it is totally invisible. I make a playlist in iTunes it is there in Play Music. Download a song. It is there. Works totally in the background, no effort on my part.
     
  12. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    The only problem with Google music is that you can't (or it won't let you) store the music on the SD card which is a bit of a bummer for those of us that like to keep keep our GB of music there.
     
  13. soulreaver99, Jun 25, 2013
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    soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can. Only if you are rooted... Stole this off XDA somewhere but don't have the direct link...

    Google Play Music (Version 4.4.811H.526848)

    1. Open Settings > Application manager > All > Google Play Music
    2. Select "Force stop" and "Clear data"
    3. Open Root Explorer
    4. Create the following folder path on your SD card (/mnt/extSdCard) :/GoogleMusic/files
    5. Tap and hold the folder named "files" until menu appears, and select "Link to this folder" at the bottom of the list
    6. Navigate to /data/data/com.google.android.music/
    7. Hit the "Create Link" button at the bottom and the "files" folder should be linked to the location sitting on your external sdcard.
    8. Open "Play Music" app and sync
    9. Select "Choose on device music" and it should show the available space on your sd card
    10. Verify files and folders after initial sync has completed. You should see the artwork and mp3 files if you're temporarily caching files in there.

    I did the above because I didn't want all my cached music to hang around on the internal storage. I've got a 32gb class 10 card coming and that should give enough headroom for my use! Without the Google music option to temporarily cache music, the playback is pretty inconsistent here in the NH area. Caching it tends to allow the player to...well...play!
     
  14. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    I synch iTunes Playlists with their content with Easy Phone Synch available from Google Play. I bit slow but you have Playlists that you keep managing via iTunes.
     

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