How to Put Songs on a Philips GoGear MP3

Updated April 17, 2017

Philips GoGear devices are a range of personal audio players, named for their small size and portability. Installation is as simple as plugging the player into your computer, as no drivers are required and Microsoft Windows recognises the player automatically. The GoGear devices are pre-loaded with the Songbird software, which when installed on the host computer enables you to create a media library to synchronise with the GoGear player. Microsoft Windows recognises the player as a storage device, so you can also drag and drop media files directly on to the player in Windows Explorer.

Plug the GoGear MP3 player into a free USB port on your computer, using the USB cable provided. The player has a micro-USB socket, similar to those found on mobile phones and is smaller than the standard USB socket.

Select "Install Philips Songbird" from the dialogue box that appears. Agree to the license, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Songbird media software. If the dialogue box does not appear, click on "Computer" from the Windows Start menu. Right-click on the Philips GoGear device and then click "Install Philips Songbird."

Open Songbird using the Windows Start menu. Click "File" on the Songbird toolbar, and then click "Import Media." Browse to the folder on your computer holding your media files, then click "OK" to import the media into Songbird. You can also rip music from a CD, or import from an existing iTunes library.

Click the "Manual" button next to "Audio & Video Synching" at the top-right of the Songbird window to turn on the manual sync mode.

Drag and drop the media files on to the Philips GoGear player in the Songbird window to add the files to the device. You can also right-click on a song to transfer, and then click "Add to Device."


Windows Media Player can also be used to sync music files to the Philips GoGear players.

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Gareth Downes-Powell has been writing since 2000. He has contributed to a number of U.K. magazines, including "Web Designer," and has co-written four IT-related books published by Apress and Wrox. He has also worked as a technical editor on a number of titles for U.K. and U.S. publishers. Downes-Powell attended Thanet Technical College, achieving A-Levels in computer science, math and physics.