Announcing iTunes Sync for BlackBerry PlayBook
I'm excited to announce the availability of iTunes Sync, which allows you to keep your PlayBook up-to-date with your latest music purchases without the need for wires. I've been waiting for an app like this for a long time, maybe you have too...
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- 11-25-2011, 09:14 AM #2
That's interesting, and for $0.99, it's a no brainer. BUT, the first thing I did when I finally got my PB up and running after an hour or so of having to endure the unwashed masses at Starbucks with bad toe nail fungus or smelly Earth shoes (I don't have wi-fi on the plantation), I ran home, burned all my fungal infected clothes, ran up to the office nekkid as a jaybird, set up BB Desk top managaer, and connected the PB, and lo and behold (I was really surprised), all my iTunes musical library was available for download to my PB, and I didn't spend a dime for that app. I'm curious now as to why I need an app such as this?
... the point is that when I buy new music on iTunes, it's annoying to have to remember to plug my PlayBook in to sync it. It's just enough of a nuisance that I rarely do, but then I'm sad when I'm off somewhere with my PlayBook and I realize none of my recent purchases are there.
So, what's nice about this, is that you can be goofing around with your PlayBook on your couch, flip this app open, click Sync, and presto, all of your new music is there. For me, that's brilliant, something I've always wished my mobile devices could do.
Your mileage may vary.
- 11-25-2011, 09:39 AM #4
I was just going to post that after re-reading the app descrition, it is the OTA synch that is the benefit; I get it now, and it will be my first app purchase here momentarily. Thanks for the headsup btw.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-25-2011, 10:06 AM #6
- 898 Posts
Thanks for the post. I did sync my iTunes via Desktop Manager and I moved my songs over. However, I typically use 7digital because this cool British service works seamlessly with my Playbook an BlackBerry.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
- 11-25-2011, 11:32 AM #9
Will your app sync the DRM songs?
- 11-25-2011, 11:45 AM #10
Since I've been able to sync and play my iTunes library with my Torch via both DM and WiFi MusicSync I always assumed you could play the same songs on the PB.
Isn't there an option in iTunes to pay another 30 cents and it will remove all of your DRM? I did that a couple of years ago.
- 11-25-2011, 12:32 PM #17
A user emailed me this morning asking whether the app could be used to transfer iTunes movies to PlayBook.
That got me thinking... that would be pretty cool, maybe I should create an app for getting your iTunes video podcasts and movies onto your PlayBook...
Would that be of interest to people?
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-25-2011, 01:43 PM #19
- 102 Posts
daniel, if you created an app that would allow me to watch my iTunes movies, podcasts and TV shows on my Playbook, I would absolutely buy it and possibly ask you to marry me! (as long as it was usable for my Mac)
I hope you have a Mac enabled version soon because I will purchase that right away!
- CrackBerry User
11-25-2011, 02:07 PM #24
- 19 Posts
Installation went fine and when I press "connect", it connects without a problem. It is when I click "sync" that prompts the error msg on the PlayBook.
On iTunes, I have a smart playlist set up called "PlayBook".
I am on Windows 7 and PB OS 2.0 (latest beta update).
A user above linked to the iTunes FAQ which apparently tells you how you can remove the DRM:
iTunes Store: iTunes Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Let me know whether I was right about my theory or not. Hope that helps.