Using SymPlayer to listen to your PC’s music on your phone

In case you haven’t heard of Telexy’s SymPlayer, it’s a simple and very sleek mp3 player for your S60 (both v3 and v5) mobile phone, that allows you to play audio files directly from any shared network location! That’s right, you don’t have to copy your music library to your cell, this useful app uses WiFi connection to play your songs straight from your PC or Network Attached Storage. I really like this program because it’s very easy to use, and fuss free.

I have SymPlayer as a part of SymNC (Network Commander), so I will explain how to set up this application, the process is the same. When you launch SymNC, scroll down until you get to Network.

Important note: you must have an account that connects your phone to your computer Wifi network. Detailed tutorial about making a new account can be found in one of my previous posts.

Click on it, and then select the desired WiFi access point.

Click on it, wait a few seconds, and you should see the list of your connected computers and network storages, as shown below.

Select your PC, and click through its shared folders. It is very important that you share the folder in which you store your music! This is also described in my previous post, in step number 6.

When you reach the music folder, click ‘Options’ and then ‘Play music’ – it’s THAT simple! 🙂

In a moments time, you should be able to hear your song. The ‘Now Playing’ screen looks like this:

You can switch songs by pressing left or right on your D-pad, turn the volume up or down by pressing up or down on your D-pad, or the dedicated volume keys. You can also view the entire playlist (the content of the network folder) by pressing Options->Go to Playlist.

Useful tip: if you’re using SymVPN, you can listen to your favorite music while traveling, all you need is a WiFi access point.

I’ve also recorded the video tutorial, and you can watch it here, or on my YouTube channel.

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  1. October 17th, 2010

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