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How to stream music from Win8 to Win Phone for free?

by ecdavis35 / June 6, 2013 2:41 PM PDT

Xbox Music and Nokia Music both do not collect all of my music in my music folder. I cannot stream all of my music from my PC to other devices except for the hit or miss music Win 8 decides to make available. Unless I pay $9.99 a month.

Does anyone know of a way to stream music on my PC to my Win 8 Phone for free?

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Can we discuss the lockdown?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2013 2:11 AM PDT

Windows 8 (not RT) is open to you adding apps that share your media if the stock ones don't.

However the Windows Phone 8 as I see it is not so open.

So this means you might want to look at various music/media servers on the PC such as XBMC which I see is out on the Microsoft Store. I don't use that but it's a start.
Bob

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W8 is pretty locked down from what I understand
by Pepe7 / June 7, 2013 2:35 AM PDT

After reading many of his posts, I would ask the guy who has the following blog-

http://digitalmediaphile.com/index.php/2013/03/30/using-uncertified-play-to-devices-on-surface-rt-w8-apps/

How about the free Xbox music app? Or is that subscription only? I do see they offer 10 hrs/month free streaming, but it's not clear to me what else ($$) is required. See the fine print on the following page-

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/music/music-pass


An 'end run' may be to run a remote desktop-type app such as Splashtop or TeamViewer. Haven't tested either personally since I run iOS & Android devices most of the time. See here:

http://betanews.com/2013/05/24/remotely-access-your-pc-with-splashtop-2-for-windows-phone-8/

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Also try Skydrive
by Pepe7 / June 7, 2013 3:19 AM PDT

I believe they give you 20GB for free too, maybe more. Last year I was able to upgrade to 50GB for free. Now there's a decent app at least.

But I supposed it depends on how actually you intend to use these networked devices. Some folks only want cellular data and not wifi related options, etc.

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win 8
by acthanhly / November 3, 2013 2:19 PM PST

hey pc to win 8 phone microsoft support now

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