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Play music from home computer on phone.

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I have the Nexus 5 phone and an ASUS RT-AC68R router on my home computer network. I have a hard drive plugged into the router USB port. The hard drive has a folder with my music files.

I installed the ASUS aiCloud app on the phone. Using the app I am able see the music files from my phone. If I click on a music file it will play.

However, I have to navigate to each individual file. I would like to have a music player that is able to organize the music so that I can search by title, artist, album, genre, etc. I would also like to be able to create playlists.

Is there an app that will do this? How do I set it up? What settings do I make on the router? What else do I need to do to make this work?

Thank you.

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You don't need a player to do that. Just install ES File Explorer and then tap the menu button and select Network > LAN. Input the details and you will have the content of the HDD added to the application. You can then use it to browse to entire playlist of files.

asked Jan 15, 2014
edited Feb 24, 2015 by
ES File Explorer information.

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