CasaTunes My Music Setup


IntroductionSharing your music on a MacUsing the new Mac Music app on Mac OS Catalina and laterSharing your music on a PCAdding a music collection using CasaSetupCreate a new music collectionSetup the new music collectionViewing progress and information about your music collection and disc cacheUsing CasaTunes My MusicCasaTunes My Music FAQ


CasaTunes My Music will discover, index, and if configured, copy all your music files located on one or more of your PCs, Macs and/or networked storage devices, to your CasaTunes music server. Once the music files have been discovered and indexed, CasaTunes can play your music either from their original networked location, or from a local copy stored on the music server.

Before CasaTunes My Music can discover and index your music, you must share, that is allow CasaTunes to access, the music on your PC, Mac or networked storage device. The instructions to share access to your music varies depending on whether your music is on a PC or Mac.  To share access to a folder on your networked storage device follow the instructions for the networked storage device.

Sharing your music on a Mac

In order to share your music on a Mac:

This option will be grayed out if you use your iCloud account to login to your Mac. Please refer to the QuickSync FAQ to learn how to create a separate login account.

How to switch to a local login password for Mac File Sharing instead of using your iCloud Password to login to your Mac

Mac File Sharing requires a local password account. If you are using an iCloud password to login to your Mac, you will need to switch the login to use a separate local password.

Make sure you enable the option Share iTunes Library XML  with other applications in the iTunes Advanced preferences tab.

Using the new Music App on Mac OS Catalina and later

With the introduction of MacOS Catalina, Apple replaced the iTunes App with a new Music App and introduced a new music streaming service called Apple Music.

While the Music App now supports the new streaming music service, it continues to support a user's personal music library, which includes songs purchased from the iTunes/Music Store as well as music imported from discs and other apps.

To play music from your personal music library in the Music app, you can continue to use CasaTunes My Music to discover, and optionally copy, your music onto the CasaTunes music server.

Prior to the Catalina release, CasaTunes My Music would monitor a special iTunes file, often referred to as the iTunes Music Library XML file. This special iTunes file maintained a list of all the songs, albums and playlists contained within iTunes, which made it possible for CasaTunes My Music to quickly discover your iTunes music and playlists, and to automatically update your music catalog whenever changes were made to this file.

While the new Music App no longer automatically creates and/or updates this file when changes are made to the users library, you can manually create and update this file by exporting the library file from the Music App. While CasaTunes can detect any new music files without this file, you will need to manually export this file every time you make changes to your playlists.

To manually export your Library file, follow these steps:

Note: My Music can only copy files that are downloaded from the cloud

Before synchronizing, as well as exporting your library file, make sure all the songs you want CasaTunes to copy have already been downloaded onto your laptop or desktop computer.

Sharing your music on a PC

On the PC that is sharing the music, you must setup and share the music using a local Windows account. Microsoft email accounts are not supported.

In order to share your music on a PC running Windows 10:

Navigate to the folder that contains your music that you want to share. In the example below, we want to share the iTunes folder in the Music folder.

Select who you want to share your music with. We recommend selecting Everyone from the dropdown.

Windows now displays the network path for your share. You will enter this path as the Location for your music collection in CasaSetup > My Music.

You have completed sharing your music so it is accessible by CasaTunes. The next step is to use CasaSetup to configure a music collection that indexes the music on this shared folder so that you can play this music with CasaTunes.

Adding a music collection using CasaSetup

Now that you have shared your music, you must use CasaSetup to add your music collection to be indexed.

Create a new music collection

Setup the new music collection

Viewing progress and information about your music collection and disc cache

Using My Music

The following screenshots shows how My Music music collections are displayed in the iPhone App. Other Apps will be similar.

Select Music to view all your music services

Select My Music to view your My Music music collections

All your My Music music collections are displayed. If you have more than one My Music music collection, we also display the special All My Music music collection. This collection is an aggregated or merged view of all your music collections.

My Music FAQ

For more information and trouble shooting My Music, please refer to the My Music FAQ tech note