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Transferring music from your computer to Android device

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How to Transfer Music from Computer to Android

Since you can't use iTunes with Android devices, many people look elsewhere for solutions to help them manage their music between computer and Android, or multiple Android devices. This article is designed to make that search quick and easy for you. Check out the list of quick navigation items below to jump to 4 of the best ways of how to transfer music from computer to Android:

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Transfer music from computer to Android : USB Transfer

The quickest way to transfer music from computer to Android is through USB cable transfer. This transfer method varies slightly depending on whether you are using PC or Mac.

USB Transfer with Windows PC

  1. Connect your Android to your Windows PC using a USB cable.
  2. If you are given a selection of connection options, select Transfer Files (MTP).
  3. Select the music files from your computer.
  4. Drag the files into the Music folder on your Android device.
Transfer music from computer to Android with USB

 

USB Transfer with Windows Mac

  1. Download and install Android File Transfer on your Mac.
  2. Connect your Android to your Windows PC using a USB cable.
  3. If you are given a selection of connection options, select Transfer Files (MTP).
  4. Select the music files from your computer.
  5. Drag the files into the Music folder on your Android device in Android File Transfer.

 

Transfer music with Droid Transfer

This is our most comprehensive option. Droid Transfer is a tool for Windows PCs which allows you to manage data between your computer and Android devices. It provides the ability to transfer music from computer to Android, and vice versa. The jewel in the crown here, though, is that you can use Droid transfer to sync iTunes with Android.

Droid Transfer for PC works alongside the free Transfer Companion app. You can download both from below:

PC: download droid transfer Android: google play store badge

Computer to Android

Adding music to your Android devices from your computer is easy with Droid Transfer...

  1. Download Droid Transfer and connect your Android device (Set up Droid Transfer)
  2. Click the "Music" header from the feature list.
  3. Hit "Add Music" or drag and drop music from your computer into the Droid Transfer window.
Add music from computer to Android

iTunes to Android

This function is gold. The biggest downfall of iTunes is that you can't use it with Android devices. This is a massive problem if you have an iTunes library full of music that you can't transfer to your new Android phone. Droid Transfer lets you sync music from iTunes to Android and even from Android to iTunes.

Check out the image below showing how Droid Transfer intelligently shows what music is in iTunes which is not yet on your Android device. You can then copy the missing music straight to the Android with a click of a button.

Sync iTunes with Android

You can also choose to have complete control over exactly which tracks are transferred with the 'Advanced Sync Options'.

Sync music with Google Play Music

Like iCloud on Apple iPhones, you can store and share music between you devices by storing them in the cloud. If you are not familiar with how this works, the basic jist is that you store music on a Google server, and when you want to access the music, you can do so from any device using your Google account.

Google Play Music makes an appearance in our list because you can upload music from your computer to your cloud server, then access the music from your Android device. For this method, you can use the Google Play extension for Chrome.

Let's take a look at how to upload music to Google Play...

  1. Ensure that you are running the latest version of Chrome.
  2. Download Google Play Music for Chrome.
  3. Sign into Chrome using your Google account (the account you use for Google Play Music).
  4. Go to the Google Play Music web player in Chrome.
  5. Navigate to the menu ☰, then 'Upload Music'.
  6. Select the music from your computer, and drag and drop it into the upload window.

 

Sync music from computer to Android via cloud.

Similar to the Google Play Music point above, we can follow this method for other cloud service providers such as Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive. Simply upload your music from your computer to the cloud storage, get the relevant app on your Android, and access your music from the cloud on your device!