How to Sync Android With Windows Media Player

By Mitchell White

Updated September 28, 2017

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Android is an operating system developed by Google and used on smartphones developed with the software. There is an Android market that allows users to download free software used specifically on phones running the Android operating system. If you have an Android phone and want to "sync" music or movies to it from your computer, you can do so with the USB cord that's either included with the phone or available for purchase, depending on which phone you have.

Connect your USB cable from your Android to your computer. The small end is a "micro USB" and goes into your phone. The other end connects into the computer's USB port.

Click the "Start" menu in the bottom left corner in Windows Desktop. Choose "Windows Media Player."

Select the "Sync" tab in Windows Media Player.

Click and drag any files you want to sync to your phone to the "Sync List" in the "Sync" tab.

Click "Start Sync" to sync the files selected in Windows Media Player to your phone.


Some phones may require you to install drivers needed for your phone onto your compute, often available from a CD.