File Sharing - MacOS

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BLS-KB14-602

Introduction

Music files stored on an Apple iMac or MacBook can be accessed by Bluesound using SMB File Sharing.  File Sharing however is not enabled by default.  You can manually alter these settings by following the commands listed in these Screenshots; BluOS MacOS.pdf.

Once completed, in The BluOS App, select Network Shares from the Settings, Music Library Menu to add shares.

High Sierra Users (MAC OS 10.13.x)

If you encounter difficulties connecting a share that is a sub-folder of a system folder such as Music\iTunes or Downloads\New Songs, try sharing the parent system folder Music or Downloads with identical permissions of the sub-folder. Once connected to and indexed as a Local Library, you may remove sharing of the parent directory as a personal security preference.

To identify your version of macOS, from the Apple menu in the top left, select About This Mac.

Notes

  • Please also checkout BLS-KB15-118 if your are successful but your songs do not appear.
  • If after making changes and Shares cannot be discovered or fail to connect, other 3rd party security software such may be interfering.  Please confirm with your 3rd party security software documentation
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