Anytune plays songs directly from your device's Music Library (iTunes). You can also play audio files that have been Imported into the Anytune app. To browse your music:
On iPhone: Tap
On iPad: Tap Songs
Your song files must be physically on your device (downloaded) and not DRM protected.
Digital rights management (DRM) control the use, modification, and distribution of copyrighted works.
Anytune cannot play streamed music (i.e Apple Music and Spotify) yet. We are working on it.
Browse music in your device's music library using theSongs, Playlists, Artists and Albums categories. Tap a song to Play it!
These categories are read-only. Anytune cannot add, edit or delete content in these categories. Make changes to your Music Library with the Apple Music app.
You may see an icon on songs in your library lists:
Info indicates Anytune has created a record for the song containing your settings, marks, notes, ...
Lock indicates the song is DRM protected and cannot be played. See protected songs.
Cloud indicates the song is needs to be Downloaded. See missing on songs.
Tap the "Show All Music" button in Settings or on the list views to toggle between seeing all the songs in your device's music library and only showing the songs Anytune can play, hiding songs that need to be downloaded or are protected.
Anytune has Search and Filter capabilities for finding your music quickly.
Syncing your Music Library across your devices
Apple provides two ways to sync your Music Library across your devices.
- Turn on Sync Library with Apple Music
- Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod using your computer (USB, WiFi)
You can also download songs from iTunes Store app.
Tap Refresh button to update Anytune's view of your device's music library.
When you play a song from your Music Library, or import an audio file into Anytune a record is created containing all of your "song data" or configuration, including settings (tempo, pitch, ...) marks, loops, notes, lyrics and the location of the audio file.
Tap the Tunes category to view all your Anytune Tunes and folders and playlists.
- The All Tunes list contains every song that Anytune has ever played.
- The Marked Tunes list contains all songs that contain Marks.
- The Music Library Tunes list contains all songs that are played directly from your device's Music Library. Added in 4.5 to iOS
- The Imported Tunes list contains all songs that have been imported into Anytune's private storage. Added in 4.5 to iOS
Anytune Playlists and Folders
You can create playlists and folders in Anytune. Anytune playlists can include songs from your device's Music Library, and songs imported into Anytune. These playlists and folders are saved as part of Anytune's config data and do not affect the playlists in your device's music library.
See Playlists and folders to learn more about Anytune Folders and Playlists.
Double Tap the Tunes category to navigate to the top of the hierarchy.
Tap the Add button to add songs to All Tunes or the current Playlist.
Importing Song Files to Anytune
Import songs (audio files) directly into Anytune through Files Picker/Open-In, Dropbox, WiFi, Email, AudioCopy and Anytune's Recording utility, or use "Copy to Anytune" from an app that supports sharing files. See Importing songs and configs.
When you import a song directly into Anytune the audio file is stored in Anytune. The song is not stored in your device's music library.
The song list view includes a icon on the left of the song indicating where the came from:
- The song is played from your music library,
other icons indicate where the song was imported from. These songs are stored in Anytune's private storage.
- imported from Dropbox
- imported from Wifi
- imported from Lessons
- imported Open-In
On the right side of the list you will see a button:
- Info or Details button indicates Anytune has created a record for the song containing your settings, marks, notes, ... . Tap to view Tune info. All good.
- DRM protected and cannot be played. See protected songs.
- In the Cloud and needs to be Downloaded. See missing on songs.
- Audio file is Missing. Not found in last known location. Use the Locate command.
- Duplicate. There are more than one audio file that matches the record.
Deleting an imported song from Anytune deletes the audio file from your device and Anytune's record of the file which includes the marks and settings. Songs imported directly into Anytune are saved in your system backup.
Anytune can play MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG4, AAC, M4A files and audio from common video formats. Anytune will strip the audio portion from any video file that you import. Anytune does not display video.
Importing to Anytune Mac
You can import songs into Anytune in the following ways:
- Anytune > File > Add to Anytune...
- Right-Click on a music file and select Open with Anytune, or
- Drag song files from a folder onto an Anytune Playlist:
All Tunes or a Playlist you created, not an iTunes playlist.
Use Anytune > Preferences > Advanced to adjust the import behaviour. Select whether to play imported songs from the original location, or to copy the file into Anytune so the song will still be available if removed from the original location.
Songs stored internal to Anytune and are not directly accessible.
Right-click > Get Info on a song in a list or the Title to reveal the location.
If the song is outside Anytune you will see path and a [Show in Finder] button, and a [Export Original Song...] button if it is stored internally.
Anytune can access songs on external drives, but must also have permission to access the place where the file is. Usually you are asked once and then never again for that folder and you can give permission for the entire drive or top level folder.
Syncing imported songs across your devices
When you import a song directly into Anytune the audio file is stored in Anytune.The song is not stored in your device's music library and is not automatically synced across your devices.