Andriod phone app not indexing local files

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    Hi Maheen

    BluOS cannot access local files from your Android phone. To play those you will have to use Bluetooth. The local library you reindex is to a local  PC. If your files are backed up on a PC, this is how you access them; https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271766

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    Maheen Damitha

    Hi Tony,

    thanks for the reply.  Are you able to index files on a mac? 

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    Jens Månevall

    Why have you removed the option to access local files on android phone? I had an option called "my phone" in the app before and it worked great!

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  • Hi Jens

    This option was removed mid last year due to security concerns by both Android and Apple. This option circumnavigates the ability to secure data on your phone or tablet and was viewed as a breach of security. Once realised, we of course agreed and removed the functionality to secure our consumers.

    You can use Bluetooth AptX for great sound quality as a workaround. Checkout www.bluesound.com/bluetooth to see how...

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    Maheen Damitha

    Hi Tony,

    You should take a look at cloudplayer by doubletwist.

    https://www.doubletwist.com/cloudplayer

    This app allows you to index your songs on your phone/device and then you can stream them.  It seems strange cloudplayer allows this.  How are they getting around the security concerns?  May be you need to allow for the ability to import songs from your phone/device to the app itself to work around this security concern.  I believe this is how cloudplayer gets around the security issues.  

    Maheen. 

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