How to Put Songs on My HTC Evo

by Jacob Michael
The HTC EVO 4G also functions as a music player.

The HTC EVO 4G also functions as a music player.

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As a Sprint HTC EVO 4G owner you can store and play MP3 files on your phone, allowing you to feign important phone calls during boring conversations while you're jamming to the newest hit. Transferring music is a simple drag-and-drop operation, and since the HTV EVO is bundled with a multimedia player app capable of MP3 playback, no additional Android applications need to be downloaded or installed onto the phone. Additionally, the HTC EVO is also bundled with a streaming music player that can access several different Internet radio stations.

Items you will need

  • Male mini-USB to male USB cable

Transfer MP3 Files

Step 1

Insert the mini-USB plug into the HTC EVO's sync and charge USB port.

Step 2

Insert the other end of the USB cable into one of your computer's USB ports or into a connected USB hub.

Step 3

Tap "Disk Drive" when prompted for a connection mode and then tap "Done." Windows will recognize the device and mount it as an external USB removable storage device.

Step 4

Double-click on the "Computer" icon on the desktop and then open the HTC EVO removable disk icon.

Step 5

Open the "Music" folder in the root directory of the HTC EVO disk drive. If there's no "Music" folder, create a new folder and name it "Music."

Step 6

Drag and drop your MP3 files into the "Music" folder.

Step 7

Click on the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon on the right corner of the Windows task bar and then click on "Eject HTC EVO" from the contextual menu.

Step 8

Unplug the USB cable from both the computer and the HTC EVO.

MP3 Playback

Step 1

Press the "Home" button if your phone isn't already displaying the home screen.

Step 2

Tap the "Music" icon to launch the Music application.

Step 3

Tap the "Menu" button to browse your music library. Tap any song in the library to begin playback.

Streaming Radio

Step 1

Press the "Home" button if the phone isn't already on the home screen.

Step 2

Tap the "Sprint TV" icon to launch the Sprint streaming application.

Step 3

Tap "Radio" and a list of available streaming radio channels appears.

Step 4

Tap any channel to display a channel description. You can also tap "Preview" to listen to a short clip of the selected channel.

Step 5

Tap "Subscribe" to purchase a subscription to the selected channel. You will then be able to access the radio channel from the streaming application at any time.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also purchase MP3s using the Amazon MP3 application. Songs purchased from Amazon's MP3 store will be stored in your music library.

About the Author

Jacob Michael has been a freelance writer since 2010, with expertise in computers, cooking, travel and other topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is pursuing a master's degree in American studies.

Photo Credits

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