If you have a large collection of music files saved on your computer, you can access them on your tablets and smartphones. By doing so, you can enjoy your favorite songs anywhere in your house, the bedroom, living room or even the backyard without the need to copying them to your phone or tablet first. The solution is simple, you can turn your PC into a media server so that it can stream your music, movies and photos to any other devices. On your mobile phone end, use a client app to access your media files on the computer. There are many solutions you can use. Some requires extra money, some are free without any investment. In this guide, we will show you how to stream music from computer to HTC mobile phone without any extra software or installation, it is completely free to stream songs from PC to HTC mobile and it’s easier than you might think.
How to stream music from computer to HTC mobile?
The first step is to setup media server on your computer. This does not require any third party software. Windows OS has the built-in media streaming option for this job. Check out this guide to set up media server on a Windows 10 PC. When the media server is configured on your PC, you need also grant access to the devices and add media files you like to share or stream with other devices to the media server. You can find more details about these issues from previous linked article.
Then on the mobile phone, we need a client tool to access the media files saved on our PC. For music streaming from PC to HTC phone, the stock Music app is your best choice. It has the built-in support to connect to media server from your phone. First of all, connect both PC and mobile phone to the same Wi-Fi network. Your music files will be shared over Wi-Fi. Thus you need to turn on Wi-Fi to use network media servers and players. Once your PC and HTC mobile are connected to the same network, run the stock Music app on HTC phone, tap the Menu (three vertical dots) at the top right corner, you will then see a drop-down menu. See below screenshot.
Touch Media servers from the above menu, your HTC phone will automatically search media servers on your current network. Touch your media server name to browse to all the categories and folders shared on your PC, you will then be able to directly play music tracks from your computer using your mobile phone just like you play local music saved on your phone.