I'd like to not have to plop all my MP3 music files into iTunes as iTunes is already a mess. Is there a way to stream my normal music folder full of MP3's to my iPad then?
Stream music to iPad from PC only to find that the old songs on your iPad are gone? If you're reluctant to meet this situation, you can turn to an iPad music transfer tool for help. Here is a good one, named Wondershare TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer. Both Windows and Mac versions of this program can help users to stream music from PC to iPad with simple clicks. This powerful iPad music transfer tool empowers you to transfer selected music files or playlists on your PC to the iPad quickly. If the music files are incompatible with iPad, this tool will convert and then transfer the music files to iPad-compatible MP3 files.
Choose the right version of Wondershare TunesGo Retro and free download it to have a try.
The following guide will set Windows version of TunesGo Retro as an example, and show you how to stream music from PC to iPad. Mac users only need to duplicate the process on the Mac version. Now let's take a look at the detailed guide.
Step 1 Download and Start The Program
Download and intall TunesGo Retro on your computer, and then start it. The program will ask you to connect iOS device to get started.
Step 2 Connect iPod to PC
Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the software will automatically recognize it. The summary info of iPad will be displayed in the main interface of TunesGo Retro.
Step 3 Add Files
Choose Media category in the left sidebar, and the music files will show up in the right part of the software window by default. Click the Add button at the top middle of the software window to select music files from your computer. You can also click the triangle below the Add button, and choose Add File or Add Folder.
Step 4 Stream Music from PC to iPad
After clicking the Add button, you will see a pop-up dialog. Browse the folder and select the music files you need. Then click the OK button to start streaming music from PC to iPad.
That's the full guide about how to stream music from PC to iPad with TunesGo Retro. When you check your iPad, you'll see both of the new songs and the old ones are there. It's amazing, isn't it? TunesGo Retro also helps with other data transfers for iPhone, iPad and iPod, and you can select the corresponding file category in the left sidebar to transfer these files.
Still, there are millions of iPad users sync music with iTunes. Though they can handle iTunes well, they may get music erased on their iPad due to a sync with iTunes. So this part is going to introduce how to use iTunes to stream music from PC to iPad. Check it out.
Step 1 Connect iPad to Computer
Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and iTunes will automatically start. If not, you can manually start it. Then iTunes will automatically recognize your iPad.
Step 2 Stream Music to iPad
Click the iPad icon at the upper left corner, and choose Music in the left sidebar. Check Sync Music and choose Entire Music Library or Selected playlists, artists, albums and genres. After selecting songs to sync, click the Apply button at the right bottom to start syncing music to iPad with iTunes.
Conclusion: When comparing TunesGo Retro and iTunes, users can easily find out that TunesGo Retro provides a more convenient and direct way to transfer media files. If you are interested in this program, just free download it and have a try.