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Home file sharing between my Mac and Nexus devices?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by toddnbrown, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. toddnbrown

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    I just can't seem to figure out any way to easily share the files at home between my mac desktop and my nexus 7 and 10. every search i do says how easy it is to set up a home network, but for me it has been the opposite. i just want an easy way to access the files from my Mac via my android and vice versa without using dropbox or any other cloud service. can't i stream a video file directly from the Mac to the nexus? I would rather use some kind of file explorer than some single purpose app. i would appreciate it if someone could help me out here. thanks! i am running osx lion btw
     

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    I have an app called Bluetooth File Transfer that I use. Have bluetooth on on both devices, launch the app, then you can browse the phone's memory using your mac, and vice vera. Took me a few tries to figure it out, but you can download it and play with it until you figure out how it works.
     
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    Yeah I have used that, I was kind of hoping there was something where I could stream videos and music wirelessly from the Mac hard drive to the android. But thank you for the input.
     
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    Ah, you should have said so. You can make your mac into an FTP server and install a client on your phone and stream it that way.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1361738

    There's a thread about doing it from a couple of years ago. I don't know if any of the software mentioned is still out there or even available on Mac but hopefully it will give you a place to start from.
     

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