How to sync Android with iTunes

Written by on June 24, 2011 in apps, guides - 3 Comments
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Hi,
I wonder if you can help me, Caleb.

I’m considering the switch from iphone to android.
I do value the content in the itunes University though.
Can I / How can I access this once I get my android to listen to it on the device.
I wouldn’t mind  continuingusing itunes on the laptop if that could be made to work, or changing to another app.

Cheers mate.

iTunes has a huge amount of both paid and free content so it is no wonder that people switching from an iPhone to Android want to be able to get content from iTunes to their Android.

Luckily, there is a great app available for Android called iSyncr. It costs $2.99 US (£1.85 UK) and there is a version for both PC and Mac. The app lets you manually sync your iTunes content to Android. There is also an addon app which costs $0.99 US (£0.61 UK) that lets you wirelessly sync your Android with iTunes.

iSyncr can sync both iTunes music and video so the app can be used to sync all iTunes U content (I have tried and it works! You won’t be able to play tv programmes and films from iTunes as these include copy protection which make it impossible for Android to play them. If you really want to play films and tv programmes, you can remove the copy protection which you should be careful with, as it could be illegal. iSyncr recommend these search results for removing copy protection.

Any music or video player available for Android will play content from iTunes.

Pros

  • Easy to use – iSyncr is incredibly easy to use so nearly anyone will be able to use the app to sync Android with iTunes

Cons

  • Premium – iSyncr isn’t free but is a premium solution.
  • Doesn’t sync copy protected content – Any iTunes copy protected content which includes tv programmes, films and old music bought from iTunes will not sync. You can remove the copy protection but this could be illegal.
  • Can not use the iTunes sync button – You can not sync your Android with iTunes by clicking the iTunes sync button. You need to run the free iSyncr program for PC or Mac to sync.

Conclusion

There you go, a premium but simple way of easily getting iTunes or any iTunes content onto Android. iSyncr won’t sync any copy protected content but this still means that iTunes music, iTunes U content and podcasts will all sync without the extra hassle of removing copy protection.

About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

3 Comments on "How to sync Android with iTunes"

  1. Dave August 3, 2011 at 8:32 am · Reply

    I am using TunesReflex to share all my desktop itunes music to android. And its very cheap as $9.99 per year

  2. Michael March 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm · Reply

    I used the Salling software (free) to sync music and podcast easily to my android. Freeeeeeeee!

    • calebk March 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm · Reply

      That sounds like a great wired syncing option! Thanks Michael

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