User Manual


OnSong Console for Mac connects to your iPad or iPhone device using web-based standards. To make the connecting between your Mac and iOS device, please watch our video tutorial.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

Same Wireless or Wired Network

Make sure that both of your devices are connected to the same computer network. Most routers support both wired and wireless connections. While iOS devices typically are not connected to a network with an Ethernet cable, your Mac may be. Just make sure both are connected to the same network.

Share Your Library With Others

As a security precaution, you need to enable OnSong to share your library with other devices. To do this, open the Share Menu and then open the Connect Screen. On the Servers Tab there is a Share your library with others switch that must be enabled.

Network Security Settings

Keep in mind that network security settings can hamper a proper connection between the Mac app and the iOS device. This connection uses OnSong Connect technology. This works by setting up your iOS device as a web server and announces itself on the network using multicast DNS, sometimes referred to as Bonjour or mDNS. Some network routers may not support this protocol, or it may be limited due to other network restrictions like firewalls.

Check with your network administrator if you experience issues, or try another network to see if that resolves the connection problem.

OnSong 2023 — Last Updated on August 30, 2016