Easily get MusicStreamer connected to your Windows Music library

Setup MusicStreamer for Windows

Enable File Sharing

  1. Launch Control Panel (To start Control Panel on Windows 10, at the tiles screen type 'Control Panel'.), under "Network and Internet" click "View network status and tasks".
  2. On the left hand side, click the link "Change advanced sharing settings".
  3. Select "Turn on network discovery".
  4. Select "Turn on file and printer sharing".
  5. Expand the "All Networks" section and scroll to the bottom, and enable "Turn on password-protected sharing".

    We recommend using password protected sharing, but if you want people with no username or password to be able to access your files (only those files marked for 'Everyone' access), then set password protected sharing to "off".

  6. Click "Save changes".
How to enable file sharing on Windows

How to Share your Music Folder

  1. This folder may be called 'My Music' or 'iTunes Music'. In Windows Explorer (on the Windows Desktop or type "File Explorer" at the tiles screen ), right-click the music folder and choose "Properties"
  2. In the Properties window select the "Sharing" tab.

Click the "Advanced Sharing..." button.

Simple setup for MusicStreamer and your Windows Music Collection

This window should now appear.

Tick "Share this folder" and then click OK.

Easy setup guide for MusicStreamer and Windows

Find your Username

  1. Launch "Control Panel" (To start Control Panel on Windows 10, at the tiles screen type 'Control Panel'.)
  2. Click "User Accounts" Now click "User Accounts"
  3. The user account you are currently accessing is highlighted on the right. When MusicStreamer prompts for a login, you will use this name.
  4. If the account you have chosen does not say "Password protected" under it, then it has no password. You need to click the "Create a password" option. Having a password will mean that you will need to enter it each time you boot your Windows PC.
  5. You will enter this password into MusicStreamer (but be careful when typing it because it is case-sensitive).

Now close this help and try a scan. Come right back if your PC isn't found automatically.

MusicStreamer Find your username Find your windows username for MusicStreamer

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 below labelled 'A') or IP address and tap 'OK'.
  3. Enter your username and password used to access your PC. The username is your logon username for your PC (shown above in the screenshot labelled 'B').
  4. Choose your music directory. By default MusicStreamer will locate your My Music folder. If your music is stored elsewhere on your drive simply locate it and tap 'Done'.
Setup MusicStreamer for Windows

Find the Computer's Network Name

  1. Launch Windows Explorer. (To start Explorer on Windows 8, at the tiles screen type 'File Explorer'.)
  2. In the left-hand pane, find the "Computer" or "This PC" node.
  3. Right-click it and choose "Properties".
  4. The text ringed in red is your computer name.
  5. This will be the text to enter in Music Streamer's "Address" setting.

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

How to find your computer name for MusicStreamer on Windows