The most common and known way of streaming music from Mac to iPhone is through iTunes. Using iTunes, the process is quick, but if you have some music files on your iPhone that are not present in iTunes library, they will be deleted during the syncing process. So the music files on your iPhone that are downloaded or grabbed will be deleted, as iTunes works by synchronizing the Mac music with the iPhone. The best solutions on how to stream music from Mac to iPhone without erasing the existing content are listed below.
Using professional software called Wondershare TunesGo is the easiest solution to stream music from Mac to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. The software allows music transfer between iOS devices, Android devices, PC/Mac, and iTunes, without erasing any existing data. So you can easily stream audio from Mac to iPhone without any worries using TunesGo. Additional music related features supported by TunesGo include fixing ID3 tags, automatically de-duplicating repeated files, and automatically converting unsupported file formats to the compatible ones. Along with Mac, the software also allows to stream music from Windows PC to iPhone.
TunesGo supports all the iDevices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and original iPods. Listed below are the steps to stream music to iPhone using TunesGo, you can follow the similar way to transfer music from other iDevices as well.
Step 1 Download, install and launch Wondershare TunesGo and connect your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable.
Step 2 On the main software interface, tap “Music” from the top menu bar to open music management window. The category of music files will be shown on the right panel. Click “Add” on the right panel.
Step 3 Browse for the music files on your Mac that you wish to add to your iPhone and tap “Open”.
Above given steps shows how to stream music to iPhone from Mac, and in the similar manner, music can be streamed from Mac to iPad and iPod touch.
If you wish to stream videos to iPhone through Mac, the software is a good option and the steps are also similar to the ones given above. You just need to select “Videos” from the top menu bar, instead of “Music”. Thus using the software, you can stream from Mac to iPhone, not only the music files, but also videos, photos, and apps.
Another method to stream music from Mac to iPhone is by using Home Sharing feature of the Apple. This feature allows streaming and sharing the content from the iTunes library of your computer to other iOS devices, computer and Apple TV. This method does not involve physical transfer of the files, but instead it allows iOS devices to have access of the music files present on iTunes library and play them. Home Sharing proves to be a good option when your Mac has a large iTunes library, and you do not wish to pack your iPhone with all these music files.
Listed below are the steps to stream Mac audio to iPhone for your reference.
Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac and login with your Apple ID.
Step 2 On the main interface, select File > Home Sharing > Turn On Home Sharing.
Step 3 On the home screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings > Music. On Music page, tap Sign In and enter the same Apple ID and password that was used on your Mac.
Step 4 Open Music app on your iPhone and from the bottom menu select Library > Home Sharing. Then, the list of iTunes music library on your Mac will now be visible on your iPhone. You can select the desired song from the list and play.
Thus with the above steps, you can stream audio to iPhone.
Limitations of using Home Sharing:
Considering the above two methods, TunesGo can be considered as a better option to stream music from computer to iPhone, as it allows quick and seamless streaming of desired music files without erasing any existent. You can select any one method to stream music from iMac to iPhone depending upon the requirements.