How to stream my iTunes library for free?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iDanny26, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. iDanny26 macrumors regular

    iDanny26

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    I have iTunes installed on my windows 7 laptop. It's the latest version. I have an iPhone 6S.

    I want to stream the music from my iTunes library on the laptop to my iPhone, is this possible?

    I do not want to store any music on the iPhone to save space.

    What apps can do this? I couldn't find any.
     
  2. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    Enable home sharing in iTunes. It only will work over your wifi network, though. Otherwise, your best bet is to use the iCloud sync to stream your music to your phone, but this is $25/year, plus goes against cellular data.
     
  3. TG1 macrumors 6502a

    TG1

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    Import it all to Google Play Music. Then you can stream it all for free.
     
  4. nyfliiboy macrumors regular

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    Like TG1 said your only option is Google Play Music. You can upload up to 50,000 songs for free. Only negative that I viewed personally was that layout and performance wasn't as good as iTunes Match and for that reason $25 a year was worth it.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    ^^^This.

    And Google still supports PowerPC Mac. I have my entire library on my 17" PowerBook G4 and that is where I add and remove items and playlists. Google Play syncs it silently up to the cloud and it's there for my iPhone.

    10GB+ not on my phone and available on any device.

    PS. I have never had to pay a cent for any of this. But I was involved in the beta test for the service so I don't know if that has ever had anything to do with it or not. But I have never encountered any limits anywhere.
     
  6. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for the Google Play Music option.
     
  7. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Nobody has mentioned it yet, so I guess I have to...iTunes Match ($25/yr for your music) or Apple Music ($10/mo for everything in the iTunes catalog).
     
  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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  9. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

    CarboysDesire

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    I use iTunes Match. $25/year is nothing.

    And sometimes I use HomeSharing for the rare times I want to play music on my AppleTV.
     
  10. iDanny26 thread starter macrumors regular

    iDanny26

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    How does this work? What app do I use and where do I go?

    Home sharing is already set up on my laptop.
     
  11. iDanny26 thread starter macrumors regular

    iDanny26

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    When I go to join this it asks for card details or paypal... can this be removed after I join? I don't want them having anything if it's supposed to be free.
     

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