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  1. Droid_Badger

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    I have tried Google Music and DoubeTwist. I also tried TuneSync and others. I have also tried the Motorola Media app. I cannot get a product to just *work*. They either freeze or have errors or cannot connect to the device.

    I want to plug in my Droid X and have the iTunes playlists update. That should be elementary for such an expensive piece of technology. But true to Android form, this device seems to be nothing but fail when it comes to playlist updating.

    Can someone give me a suggestion? Please don't say, "well, DoubleTwist works for me!" That's common on this website, but not really helpful.

    How can I get my DX to acquire and then play the playlists I want?!
     

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    i don't personally use iTunes (Mac lover, but find the iTunes software to be mediocre at best)...but its fairly reasonable that both parties (Apple and Google) are to blame here and that they each use some sort of proprietary nonsense that does not allow for this to work right...
     
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    How about iSyncr? You could give the free trial of that a go too to see if you can get a connection (although the trial is capped at a certain number of songs per playlist I believe).
     
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    I'm not sure that Google Music imports playlists to begin with, just albums. Have you tried creating a trial list on the Google Music website to see if that works correctly for you? In a worst case scenario, you could reload them manually....
     
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    I have tried all of the above suggestions.

    I emphatically reject the notion that the most popular OS in the country has NO SOLUTION to streamlining the iTunes playlist problem. This should be ridiculously simple. A 4 year old should be able to plug in their Android phone, turn on iTunes, and click a button. Done.

    How is it not that easy?
     
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    FWIW, I finally got the Motorola Media Link to work, but have found inconsistent results. Some times it loads the playlists, other times it does not.
     
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    use audiogalaxy
     
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    Any other ideas? This should be so easy.
     
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    Does the iPhone utilize Google Music? No.

    Mind cutting the insults to a minimum, sir?

    If it is so easy, why not just write the app yourself? If nothing else, you will become rich!
     
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    Who did I insult? I am truly sorry. I made a joke about 4 year olds, but I am unclear what you're referencing. Please accept my apologies.

    I do not think the standard for smartphones should be "if there is a problem, learn programming yourself and fix it!"

    I am saying, the number one phone OS in America should have easier ways to get iTunes playlists on to the phone.
     
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    urines is a competitors product...its like saying my PS3 should connect to xbox live...

    There are PLENTY of urines alternatives out there that surely work much better with Android...
     
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    That's a terrible analogy. They're technically incapable nor is it advertised as a possibility.

    Any reasonable consumer thinks, "I can get my iTunes playlists on to my super expensive smart phone with all of these music apps!"

    But what I am arguing is that the process is actually quite unstable and difficult and an OS with millions upon millions of users should have a ridiculously simple solution. Anyone on here have another idea for me, besides Audio Galaxy?
     
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    Given that you've tried so many apps (many of which offer the features you're looking for and work for other users), perhaps there is an issue with your setup somewhere from PC to phone?
     
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    my Droid X was never advertised to me as being compatible with iTunes...and i highly doubt any Android device is...can you show me some advertising that would lead you to believe that the DX is 100% compatible with iTunes??

    why would they think that?...

    Google =/= Apple
    Android does not have built in iTunes player
    Android does not have access to the iTunes market
    honestly, i WOULDN'T expect my Android device to play nicely with iTunes...considering the owner of iTunes also makes a competing device (iPhone)


    if you want a SIMPLE solution for Smartphone/iTunes integration then you should get the phone that was BUILT AROUND iTunes...the iPhone...

    your Droid X was not designed to work with iTunes...THAT is the simple fact here...there are options out there that people have said work for them...you have not been satisfied which leads me to believe there is something wrong on your end...if none of the Android apps work for you then your choice is to use a different music player on your PC...and there are PLENTY of those that are better than iTunes...

    what about Winamp? have you tried installing their desktop player and creating playlists using that...and then installing Winamp on your X?
     
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    WTF is URINES?

    and where are these pee alternatives?
     
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    I think that was my phone auto correcting iTunes...
     
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    I figured as much - just thought it was funny.
     

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