Easily get MusicStreamer connected to your Mac Music library

How to Scan your MP3 Music Collection on Mac OSX from your iPad/iPhone

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Enable File Sharing on Mac OSX

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to enable File Sharing on Mac OSX and browse your music library with your iPad or iPhone using MusicStreamer.

Mac OSX File Sharing may not be enabled, especially if you don't have other computers on your network or this is the first time you have tried to access shared folders over your network.

Use the following steps to enable File Sharing on Mac OSX.

How to Share a Folder

Step 1

  1. Start the 'System Preferences'.
  2. Select 'General' in the left hand pane.
  3. Select 'Sharing'.

Step 2

Switch on 'File Sharing', and then click on the 'i' to the right of the 'File Sharing' switch.

Step 3

  1. Under the 'Shared Folders' list, click +
  2. Choose your music folder to share and click 'Add'
  3. Click the "Options" button on the right.

Step 4

Ensure that your user is ticked.

Step 5

Then close all of these windows, select "Privacy & Security” and click on “Full Disk Access”.

Step 6

Switch on ’smbd’.

Do a network scan in MusicStreamer again. Come right back if your Mac isn't found automatically.

Estimated Time: 2 minutes

How to Configure macOSX Firewall

You should now be able to connect MusicStreamer to your Mac. If you can't then the MacOSX firewall may be blocking the network.

Use the following steps to navigate to the firewall control screen.

  1. Bring up System Prefences.
  2. Click "Network" in the left hand pane.
  3. Click "Firewall".
  4. Then click the "Options" button.
  5. Ensure that "Block all incoming connections" is switched off.
Configure your Firewall for MusicStreamer on Mac

If the scan hasn't worked try adding it manually

  1. Tap the 'Manual Setup' icon that appears after you have started a scan.
  2. Enter your machine name (shown in the screenshot above labelled 'A') or IP address (shown in the screenshot above labelled 'B') and tap 'OK'.
  3. Enter your username and password used to access your Mac. The username is your logon username for your Mac (shown above in the screenshot above labelled 'C').
  4. Choose your music directory. By default MusicStreamer will locate your iTunes Music folder. If your music is stored elsewhere on your drive simply locate it and tap 'Done'.

And that's it.
If you still can't connect please email us at support@stratospherix.com

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