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HP PCs - HP Connected Music Powered by Meridian (Windows 8)

This document applies to HP computers with Windows 8.
With the HP Connected Music software application, you can listen to Internet radio, listen to subscription music services, and play music files stored on your computer. Use this document to learn more about installing and using the HP Connected Music app.
 note:
This document does not apply to the Windows 8.1 version of HP Connected Music. If you are looking for information about HP Connected Music on your PC with Windows 8.1, go to New HP Connected Music (Windows 8.1).
Installing HP Connected Music
Use the following steps to install the HP Connected Music app and create a new account:
  1. Click the HP Connected Music app tile on the Start screen.
    Figure : HP Connected Music app tile
    Image of the HP Connected Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen
    The app opens on the Windows desktop.
  2. If a Windows Security Alert window appears, select the networks you want to allow HP Connected Music to use, and then click Allow access.
    Figure : Windows Security Alert
    Image of Windows Security Alert notification that Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this app
  3. On the Welcome to HP Connected Music screen, select your desired language from the language drop-down menu.
  4. Click the links to read the HP Connected Music Terms & Conditions and HP Connected Music Privacy Policy. When finished, click Agree.
    Figure : HP Connected Music Welcome screen
    Image of the HP Connected Music welcome screen, accepting the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
  5. The HP Connected Music home screen opens. Click on the Setup button located in the lower left corner of the screen.
    Figure : Setup
    Setup button for HP Connected Music
  6. On the Setup Account window, sign in with another account or enter your email address and click Setup Account to create a new account.
    Figure : Setup Account information
    Setup Account information window
     note:
    You can choose to sign in with these services at any time after logging in to HP Connected Music by clicking on the Account icon located in the lower left corner of the screen.
  7. Fill out the Setup Account form, and then click OK.
    Figure : Setup Account form
    Setup Account form window
  8. At the Account Successfully Created window, you are given another opportunity to sign in to any additional accounts. Close the window to start using HP Connected Music.
You are now ready to configure and use HP Connected Music.
Configuring HP Connected Music
After you have set up an account, you return to the HP Connected Music Home screen on the Windows desktop.
Figure : HP Connected Music Home screen
Image of HP Connected Music Home screen
On the HP Connected Music home screen, in the lower left corner, click the options icon and then select Preferences from the menu.
Figure : Preferences in the Options menu
Preferences in the Options menu
The following tabs allow you to configure HP Connected Music to your preferences:
  • General: Use the General tab to configure General preferences, such as language and display options, and CD Import Preferences.
    Figure : General tab in Preferences
    Image of the General tab in Preferences
  • Folders: Use the Folders tab to begin watching, or to stop watching, music folders and applications. Watching a folder allows HP Connected Music to find music and album information from that folder, and add it to your library.
    Figure : Folders tab in Preferences
    Image of the Folders tab in Preferences
  • Services: Use the Services tab to log in to different subscription music service accounts that you want to use in HP Connected Music.
    Figure : Services tab in Preferences
    Image of the Services tab in Preferences
Adding music files to your library
The HP Connected Music app automatically adds music from your watched folders to your library. You can add more music to your library by downloading music from online stores and by importing music CDs. To open the HP Connected Music app, click the app tile on the Start screen.
Figure : HP Connected Music app tile
Image of the HP Connected Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen
The app opens on the Windows desktop.
Figure : HP Connected Music Home screen
Image of HP Connected Music Home screen
For more information about adding music to your HP Connected Music library, choose from the sections below:
Listening to music
Use HP Connected Music to listen to music from your library, create and listen to a playlist, or listen to music on Internet radio. Open the HP Connected Music app by clicking the app tile on the Start screen.
Figure : HP Connected Music app tile
Image of the HP Connected Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen
The app opens on the Windows desktop.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to the following most frequently asked questions.
Where can I get more help?
What audio file formats does HP Connected Music support?
What audio file format is used to encode my CDs?
How can I add music to my collection?
Where do files go when I add them to my collection?
I keep my music in a different location than the default iTunes/Windows folders. How do I get that music into HP Connected Music?
How much music can I have in my collection?
Some music in my iTunes/Windows Music isn't showing up in HP Connected Music. What's going on?
Can HP Connected Music sync music to my phone or iPod?
I uninstalled HP Connected Music; can you send me a download link?
What is Meridian?

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