Quick Start Guide to Mac OS X & doubleTwist Pro v3 AirSync syncing (Play Store Purchase)

Quick Start Guide to Mac OS X & doubleTwist Pro v3 AirSync syncing (Play Store Purchase)

doubleTwist Sync supports wireless syncing over WiFi using AirSync.

This is the QuickStart guide for purchasing the doubleTwist Pro v3 (which includes AirSync) app from the Play Store.

If you purchased the doubleTwist Pro upgrade from within the doubleTwist Player app, please see this help page.

Or if you purchased AirSync as an app from the Google Play Store, please see this help page.

Since AirSync uses WiFi, please make sure that your Android device is connected to the same network as your Mac. Your Mac can be using either a wired Ethernet connection or a WiFi connection but it needs to be on the same network segment so it can communicate with your Android device.

Please check that your network doesn't block communication between devices. This is a very common security restriction for university, hotel, and corporate networks.

Also, for best results, please make sure that your Android device has a very stable connection with a signal strength of "Excellent" or "Very Good" and a link speed of 30Mbps or faster. Otherwise, the sync connection can be lost or sync speeds can be very slow.

  1. Purchase doubleTwist Pro v3 from the Play Store.
  2. Install OS X application on your Mac.
  3. Pairing with Android device.
  4. Item selection and syncing.
  5. Verifying synced items on device.


  1. Download and install the doubleTwist Pro v3 app for your Android device. The Android screenshots may vary from device to device.

    1. Search for “doubleTwist Player” in the Google Play Store. Select "doubleTwist Pro" to proceed with purchasing the app.
    2. Tap on the price to start the purchase process. You may need to enter your Play Store account password to proceed.
    3. Once the purchase has been validated, the installation process will continue.
    4. Tap on "OPEN" and then on "ALLOW" on the initial dialog so the app can access files on your device.
  2. Next, download and install doubleTwist for Mac OSX. OSX 10.5 (or higher) and an Intel x86 processor is required.

    1. After downloading, the disk image will auto-mount and you will get the installer window. Drag doubleTwist into your Applications folder
    2. Double click on the Applications folder and then launch doubleTwist.
    3. You may see a “application downloaded from the Internet” warning. Click “Open” to continue.
    4. The End User License Agreement dialog box will pop up. Please read through it carefully and then click “Accept” to continue if you accept the terms of the agreement.
  3. On first launch, doubleTwist will scan and import your iTunes library into the doubleTwist library.

    1. In this example, in iTunes there are two albums. doubleTwist will now also have access to these two albums.
    2. To import your iTunes playlists, click on “Playlist Setup” in the left hand navigation bar. Then click on “Import iTunes Playlists” in the main navigation area.
    3. Your iTunes playlists will then be imported.
  4. Next, let’s setup AirSync. Please ensure that both your Android device and computer are connected to the same network.

    1. Go back into doubleTwist Pro and bring out the Nav Drawer by tapping on the 3-horizontal line "hamburger" icon in the upper left. Then scroll down to find "Settings".
    2. The AirSync passcode will be shown in the "AirSync" section. This passcode is randomly generated. You can tap on the code to generate a new random pairing code.
    3. Your Android device should now appear in the left hand navigation area of the computer application with an AirSync logo next to it.

      If it does not, please try the troubleshooting steps outlined here.
    4. Clicking on the device will bring up the passcode entry screen in the main navigation area. Type in the passcode from step 5b and the pairing process will begin.
    5. Once the pairing process has completed successfully, the AirSync icon will change to a down arrow and additional icons will appear below your device.
    6. For most modern devices, transcoding/conversion will not be needed for MP3 and AAC/M4A files. Here is a list of formats that doubleTwist Pro v3 supports.

      You can disable transcoding by right-clicking and then enabling the "Disable Transcoder For Device" option. This will transmit the files as-is to your device without conversion. However, if you have files in Apple Lossless (ALAC) format, you do not want to disable transcoding as our Music Player app is not capable of playing ALAC files yet. Please do not enable this option if you are trying to sync files in Apple Lossless or any other incompatible format.
  5. With your Android device paired to your Mac and appearing as a drive, you can now setup the sync process.

    1. doubleTwist for Mac OSX now recognizes your Android device and displays it in the left hand navigation.
    2. Click on the “Sync music to device”. The default is to sync “All Music”. You can also sync only selected playlists by clicking on “Selected Playlists:”
    3. Click “Sync” to begin the sync process.
  6. After the sync completes, the music and playlists will then appear in doubleTwist Pro v3 on your Android device.

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