How to Stream Media from Your PC to Your Android Device

Three Parts:Download the AppDownload the Desktop serverRun Airstream on your device

There is a variety of ways which allows you to stream your media files from PC to your Android device. The easiest way is through the app called Airstream, which we will be focusing on in this guide. It is a nifty little app that is coupled with a server program you have to download and run in the background of your PC, Mac, or Linux machine. It’s a straightforward process, but you have to make sure that both your PC and your Android devices are connected to the same network connection. Once you confirm that, then you can start using Airstream!

Part 1
Download the App

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    Open Google Play Store.
    • Go to your app drawer/app list.
    • Tap on the App menu icon in your home screen, and then look for the Google Play Store app.
    • Tap it to open.
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    Search for “Airstream: Stream PC over Air.” In the results, tap the first one on the list, which is made by Nityaa Labs. Download and install by tapping the ‘Install’ button.

Part 2
Download the Desktop server

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    Go to the website. The site is linked in the Google Play Store page somewhere in the App description.
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    Download the server installer. On the site, click the image which resembles your operating system. It will then start downloading the server installer on your computer.
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    Install the program. Once the download has finished, run it on your computer. Just keep hitting ‘Next’, until the installation is complete.
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    Run the installed program. An icon should appear at the bottom-right of your desktop on Windows. On Mac or Linux, it should appear at the top-right of your taskbar.
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    Keep it running. Done! Just keep it running in the background if you plan to constantly use it to stream your media.

Part 3
Run Airstream on your device

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    Tap the App drawer/list icon.
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    Search for Airstream and open it.
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    Read through the introduction pages. Swipe through them until you reach the main screen.
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    Search for your computer’s name. Your computer should appear in the list, but if it doesn’t, you can tap the ‘Refresh’ button to have your device look for it.
    • Once your computer’s name appears, you can go ahead and tap it. It will take you to a menu which describes the computer’s hard drive setup.
    • Now go through your drives and determine which media you want to run and simply tap on it and enjoy listening to music or watching your movies!

Tips

  • There are other ways in which you can do this, but this method is the easiest, fastest and most user-friendly. Streaming should be fluid as long as signal strength is great and your router isn’t from the prehistoric ages


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