MusicStreamer UserGuide

Easy Setup

Tap the gear icon to see the setup options:

  • Rescan - make Music Streamer refresh its index of albums and tracks. You can use this if you've added or removed tracks from your computer or drive.
  • Setup - go back and reconnect to a different drive, folder or as a different user.
  • Messages - opens the message log so you can see a record of any setup or scan problems.


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Time Capsule

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Scan and play your music collection on your iPad or iPhone with MusicStreamer
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Your Music Collection

To add your Music simply:

  • Tap the cog icon
  • Select "Music Sources"
  • Tap "Add Music Source"
  • And follow the setup wizard.

See our help documents on how to connect to your Mac, Windows or TimeCapsule in the app for more information.

Easily add mulitple music sources to your iPhone or iPad

Multiple Music Libraries

Add multiple libraries, your home collection or a network drive in your car collection. Simply:

  • Tap the cog icon top right
  • Select "Music Sources"
    • From here you can switch libraries
    • Add new libraries
  • Tap "Add Music Source"
  • And follow the setup wizard

Play Queue

The 'Play Queue' is the current list of tracks being played. This could be:

  • Songs
  • Albums
  • Playlists
  • Or a mix of all the above

Tapping Play on an Album or a Playlist will insert the tracks at the top of the Play Queue so that they will be played next, letting the current track finish.

If you want the tracks to play when you tap them rather than queue them. Change this by tapping the cog in the top right -> Preferences there is an option to change this to:

  • Play Next
  • Play Now
  • Queue Up

Once you are done, scroll down and tap "Done"

You can tap the 'Edit' menu option to re-order it without changing the original album or play list.


Create playlists in MusicStreamer on your iPad or iPhone

Create a Playlist

Tap the 'Create Playlist' button under the play controls.

Adding tracks to a Playlist

Add a Song or Album to a playlist by tapping the context menu icon and choosing the playlist you wish to add them to.

Edit a Playlist

Tap the Playlist context menu icon and choose 'Edit'. Now you can:

  • Re-order your tracks by using the drag controls.
  • Remove unwanted tracks by tapping the delete icon.

Once you have finished editing your playlist, tap 'Done Editing'.

Import your iTunes playlists into MusicStreamer

Import a Playlist

You can import a single playlist from iTunes by simply:

  • Select your Playlist in iTunes
  • Select File -> Library -> Export Playlist
  • Then save this .m3u file, which is a list of your playlist songs and their location.
  • eMail the .m3u file to your iPad.
  • Simply tap and hold the .m3u attachment and choose "Share" then "Copy to MusicStreamer".

    If you can't see "Copy to MusicStreamer" in the list tap the "More" icon on the right. Then scroll till you find "Copy to MusicStreamer".
  • MusicStreamer will then launch and ask if you want to Import the Playlist, confirm this and your Playlist will appear.
Export your iTunes compatible playlists from Music Streamer

Export your playlists to use in iTunes

You can also create your playlists in MusicStreamer and export them to use in iTunes.

  • In MusicStreamer press the playlist menu and select "Export for Mac" or "Export for PC".
  • Choose an app to pass it to, such as FileBrowser.
  • In iTunes Import your new playlist file:
    • File -> Library -> Import Playlist
    • Select your file and continue.

Easily Import All your iTunes Playlists into MusicStreamer

If you use iTunes on your computer you can easily import all your playlists by simply:

Step 1
  • From the top menu in iTunes, select File -> Library -> Export Library
  • Then save this .xml file, which is a list of all your music and all playlists.
export itunes music library
Step 2
  • In MusicStreamer tap the cog in the top right corner and select "Import Playlist"
  • Navigate to your XML Library file and select it.
import itunes music library into musicstreamer
Step 3
  • All your playlists will now appear, select each playlist you want to import and confirm each one by tapping "Create New". Once you are finished tap "Done".
import itunes playlists into music streamer

View Modes

Switch between Artist, album and song views. When in Album view you can switch between List or Grid Mode.

Switch between artists or albums, even view your music library in list or grid view
Make your music collection album artwork larger or smaller on your iPhone or iPad with MusicStreamer

Filter by Genre

Use the Filter dropdown to filter your Music to Blues, Rock, Classical or Grunge music. You can then also search those results.


Easily search your music. You can even choose to search by either Track, Album, Artist or File name.

easily filter your mp3 music collection by genre on iPhone / ipad


Play your music collection on your iPhone without iTunes


Play the Play Queue.

Play your music library on your iPad without iTunes


Repeat the entire Play Queue.

Play flac music files on your iPhone

Repeat Track

Repeat the current track.

Play mp3 music files on your iPhone


Once a track has finished playing a new random track is added to the Play Queue.

Offline Playback

Download Albums or Songs

You can download your music to play offline. Simply tap the context menu on either the track or the album and select "Download for Offline Playback".

Download your mp3 files to your iPad for offline play

Download Playlists

To download an entire playlist, simply tap the context menu on your playlist and select "Download for Offline Playback".

how to download entire playlists mp3 files to your iPhone / iPad

Download Searched Music

You can also download from your search results, simply perform a search then tap the context menu and select either just the tracks or the albums then select "Download for Offline Playback".

how to download all searched music mp3s to your iPad / iPhone
Scroll through your music collection via letter for super fast searching

Fast Scroller

If you tap and hold the scroll bar, a letter will appear allowing you to quickly scroll to artists of albums.

Switch MusicStreamer to Car Display Mode for minimized larger controls

Car Display Mode

Tap the CarMode icon to switch to CarMode.

Easily find the album that tracks belong to and jump to their location in your music collection

Locate Album

Find the album for any play list track by choosing 'Locate Album' from the play list menu.

AirPlay your Music Collection to AirPlay speakers with Music Streamer


Simply tap the AirPlay icon next to the Volume control and select your AIrPlay enabled device.

Stream your Music Collection to your Amazon Echo with Music Streamer

Amazon Echo

Listen to MusicStreamer through your Amazon Echo.

Stream to your Amazon Echo
Stream your Music Collection to Chromecast devices with Music Streamer


The Chromecast icon will light up white when a Chromecast is available. Tap it to select your device.

Stream to Multiple Chromecasts