If there is one thing that Android still lacks today, it is a seamless sync solution. Anyone who has ever used a iPhone would know how useful iTunes is for syncing to the iPhone. While Android is definitely much more open and easy to copy files to and fro from desktops, there is no double way sync (files new/deleted in phone are updated in Windows and vice-versa) for music even with a data cable.
Sync music to Android over Wifi with doubleTwist
doubleTwist available on Google Play is a great music player and also doubles up as a media sync solution for Android through the doubleTwist client for PC. The app takes your iTunes or Windows Media Player library and syncs it to your Android device.
Two-Way Sync : Any changes that you make to the music files on your Android phone / tablet are also synced back to the PC. So the music library stays updated no matter which device you are using to listen to your music.
AirSync : While syncing using a cable is possible with the free version, syncing over Wi-Fi needs a purchase of AirSync – an add-on feature for doubleTwist. AirSync is available for $4.99 in the Play Store. Apart from wireless syncing, AirSync also features AirPlay which lets you play to Wi-Fi enabled speakers and also Apple TV.
Setting up AirSync
The setup for AirSync is actually pretty simple. Open the doubleTwist app and enable AirSync
under doubleTwist settings. A PIN will be shown in the settings which will need to be entered on the doubleTwist PC app as shown below. This is required to authenticate your PC to be synced with your Android phone.
Once done, the syncing over Wi-Fi starts. The first sync will take quite some time especially on a slower connection but subsequent syncs are faster as they are incremental.
Your phone screen will stay on for the entire duration of the sync, so keep it sufficiently charged before starting the sync.