Want to hear Pandora through my computer speakers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wolfwill23, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. wolfwill23 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2008
    OK, there may be a very easy fix for this, but I couldn't find it. Here is what I want to do - listen to Pandora (and other iPhone media) through my computer speakers. I want to charge my iPhone, sync my iPhone and send my iPhone's audio signal to my computer all via one device or cable. Is this possible? If so, how? Do I need to buy a speaker system? Can I do it with the (missing) dock for the iPhone 3G?

  2. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    For Pandora: pandora.com

    For all other audio, buy an auxiliary cable, and plug it into your speakers input port.

  3. Tommy Tallarico macrumors member

    Tommy Tallarico

    Jul 20, 2007

    It is not some iPhone exclusive thing.
  4. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
  5. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Wow. Just......wow.

    Ok...just reread the post. You can't send to your computer's built in speakers. Pandora do thru pandora.com. Other media you will need external speakers and a connection cable.
  6. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Yes, it is possible. I've seen Steve Jobs do it in his key notes. It also has a video output for the screen. I just dunno how to do it. :D
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If your iPhone is set to manually manage music, you should be able to play the music on it through iTunes -- click on the little arrow next to the iPhone icon in iTunes, and you should get a drop down list of all the music on your iPhone. (At least this works withall iPod models, I haven't got an actual iPhone to try this on. Also, I've never tried to play videos on an iPod this way, but I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't play.)

    If your iPhone syncs with your iTunes, then all your music / videos are on your iTunes, you can play them directly on your computer.

    If you want to hear any other sounds, just get a regular speaker cable that plugs into the headphone jack, and hook it up to some speakers.
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I'm sure the tech and iPhones Apple is using for presentations are the same stuff we have available. :) Just saying.
  9. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA

    i do not think that this works, whenever i tried that in the past, it brings up a new iTunes window of just the songs on the device, and you cant exactly play them or anything, there kinda like greyed out
  10. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    The video is a different story, however, this is just ANALOG AUDIO. It's not some special thing, all you need is a $2 universal cable....
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Like I said, I haven't tried this on the iPhone, but on other iPods, like the iPod Classic and the Nano, the songs are only greyed out when the iPod is set to sync with a computer. If you set them to manually manage music, the songs aren't greyed out, and you can play the music on the iPod through iTunes. Oh, btw, when an iPod is set to manually manage music, you can bypass the iTunes library and drag mp3 files directly from your computer onto the iPod, and the music is copied onto the iPod without going into your iTunes library. I have a friend who doesn't like iTunes for playing music on his computer, he uses winamp, and he used to get irritated because whenever he wanted to transfer songs to his iPod Classic, iTunes would take a long time to import the songs into its library. But once he started dragging them directly to his iPod, he didn't have to wait for the import process, and the songs transfer much more quickly.
  12. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    sounds like a good idea in theory but dont know if it can be done

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