How to Load Music Files on Your BlackBerry PlayBook - dummies

How to Load Music Files on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

By Corey Sandler

The BlackBerry PlayBook is the greatest professional-grade music and video player ever offered. It can match the iPad feature for feature, and it’s coupled with the enhanced security and dependability of the BlackBerry smartphone. You can load music files onto your BlackBerry PlayBook in three ways:

  • Drag them across from your computer. If you connect your PlayBook using the USB cable, use the tablet’s internal memory as if it were an attached disk drive. Locate music files on your computer (in MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV format) and drag them across to the PlayBook folder called MUSIC.

    That’s all you need to do; as long as the files are in one of the usable formats, they’ll be ready for playback.

    Consider renaming files so they’re easier to recognize in the music player. Give them a name that includes the artist and some (or all) of the title.

    If you want to burrow deeper into your computer’s OS, go to the file’s properties and choose Advanced; and there you should be able to specify more information, including the name of the album or source. If you buy a file from an online music store, the file will likely come with this information already included.

  • Sync up. Use the sync process to assure that you have the same set of audio files on your PlayBook as you have on your personal or laptop computer (or on your BlackBerry smartphone, if you choose).

  • Get the whole shebang. Get crazy. Go old school. Buy entire albums from the Music Store, reachable directly from the PlayBook. You can, of course, buy individual tracks as well.