Sync iTunes to Android in Mac OS X with WinAmp

Nov 5, 2011 - 9 Comments

Sync iTunes with Android in Mac OS X

WinAmp, the longstanding Windows music player, has come to the Mac OS X platform and brings a few great features for Android users, most notably iTunes music syncing and library sharing, and Wi-Fi syncing. This means you can take any existing iTunes playlist and sync it directly to an Android device without having to jump through any other hoops.

The app is technically in beta but works well enough to use, with a very light memory and CPU footprint and an attractive enough user interface. If you’re an Android user that owns a Mac (or PC I suppose), this may be the best way to get your iTunes music library onto your Android phone.

You can download for free it from WinAmp.com

Other than serving as an easy way to sync iTunes to Android, it also makes for a decent desktop music player if you’re averse to iTunes for whatever reason.

Not sure how many Mac users go for an Android over an iPhone, but it’s good to know these options are out there.

A quick word of caution: if you’re launching WinAmp for the first time you might want to turn your speakers volume down. The app belches out a forced and incredibly loud sound sequence followed by some short dialog about WinAmp and a llama or sheep (seriously, this may be the most obnoxious first application launch in history).

Sync iTunes music library to Android phone

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iTunes, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Oorehai says:

    WinAmp! It’s like 1995 all over again!

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    Instinctiv and Tunes Sync Lite are perfectly reasonable solutions too.

  3. Jose Jansen says:

    Do you know if the (for me essential) Winamp add-on “enhancer” will work on a mac? Sorry to ask, maybe you know.

    José

  4. Darian says:

    I might just download it for the sake of nostalgia.

  5. Darian says:

    Just installed and am somewhat disappointed – even though it’s a beta. There is an echo on everything and there’s almost no functionality whatsoever. All it does is play music.

  6. Allan says:

    There are a lot of sync software for iTunes synchronization) One more app from, nothing interesting.

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