Stream music from Airport Extreme to iPhone without iTunes

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  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    I know I can make an iTunes server, add it in iTunes on my MBP and then control it with the Remote App. But I want to remove the laptop from the equation. Is that possible?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you mean sending music from your iPhone to speakers attached to your APX, that is what Airplay is for. While connected to your APX's wireless network, you will play music in the iPod App, that shows an Airplay icon that allows you to select your APX as your speakers.

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  3. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then please explain it better.

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  5. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I want to put my MP3s on the external drive connected to the Airport Extreme, make an iTunes server to serve those files, then I want to play those files on my iPhone directly from the server, WITHOUT going through iTunes on my laptop.
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    Then why not try it and see if it works?
     
  7. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    My NAS has an itunes server built in...but still I cannot see the server on my iphone.

    You would need some sort of app tied to the NAS device or one that can see itunes servers and use them.
     
  8. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    When you have a QNAP NAS, you can directly play music from it to your iPhone with their QMobile app.
     
  9. BeachChair thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Synology has something similar. Coincidentally Apple's own NAS doesn't have anything the like...
     
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