Allows you to transfer or stream files (like Music, Movies, Apps, etc) to various Apple devices in your home. This also assists in device setup, like paring Apple TV's with the Remote.app iOS application

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iOS 5 'home sharing' feature missing?

Previous to the update to iOS 5, the 'home sharing' feature in the iPad's iPod app worked as expected. You'd simply choose the different 'library', and you'd be able to play items over the network ...
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iTunes Home Sharing never updates Play Counts or Ratings from iPhone

Ever since iTunes introduced Home Sharing, the Preferences dialog has had a checkbox titled "Home Sharing computers and devices update play counts". But this option has never had any effect ...
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Why is Home Sharing not working with iPhone?

I have a Mac Mini with iTunes 10.2.1 installed, I enabled home sharing in the preferences and the Advanced menu. I also have an iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3, which I enabled home sharing on using the same ...
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How can I drag and drop transfer a playlist of songs using home sharing?

It's easy to browse a list of songs using home sharing and import all the songs that are "not in my library". Once that is done, is there an easy way to get the same playlist on the new library? ...
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Multiple Apple TV connections to one iTunes Library

I have 16 AppleTVs connected to a Video Wall, we want to share the iTunes/iPhoto libraries from a Mac mini containing family photos so we can show different photo albums in each screen (up to 16, one ...
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iTunes on Windows 7 loses connection to other iTunes or Apple TV 2

I can start iTunes on my Windows 7 desktop, and can browse it from my Apple TV 2. It works fine for a while, then randomly in the middle of the movie I'm watching it completely loses the connection ...
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iTunes on PandaBoard/Rasperry Pi or other single board computer

Has anyone being able to get iTunes to run on a single board computer like PandaBoard or Rasperry Pi? I would like to do this to build a low cost, low power consuming media center. If one could bring ...
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Why does iPad Video App Not Group TV Shows Correctly?

I have iTunes (10.6.1) running on a mac mini with home sharing enabled. It also syncs to 3 1st gen Apple TVs. On my Apple TVs, the shows are sorted properly by series name, with the episodes listed ...
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iTunes Shared Libraries on iOS

I have a number of iTunes users in my household, and most of us choose to share our extensive iTunes libraries over the local network. This is all well and good when I want to listen to something on a ...
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Syncing with multi Mac household

Our household has several iOS devices, a soon-to-be-upgraded MacBook and a new Mac Mini Server. Since we're not working with many users (yet), I'd like to get things organized and working before time ...
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Photo Sharing from iTunes

In iTunes, from the Advanced menu, I selected Photos to Share. I then picked a folder and the hard drive cranked at full speed for good 5-10 minutes. I do not see any of the photos on the iPad. So, ...
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Sharing iTunes account

My husband and I share the same iTunes account but when we sync our iPhones to the same account, we can no longer text each other. I've tried starting my own account in which the iTunes will sync ...
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iTunes “Home Sharing” doesn't work with Apple Lossless files

I'm wondering whether anyone else has had problems with iTunes Home Sharing working with Apple Lossless formated audio files? I have iTunes 10.2.1 on both machines and it will not even start to ...
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Share iPhone music wirelessly to iTunes

I'd like to know if it's possible to share my iPhone's music to play it in my computer with iTunes. I can play my iTunes Home Shared library in my iPhone, but I'd like to do it the inverse way. My ...
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293 views

iTunes Home Sharing

I want to transfer my entire iTunes library from old laptop to my new laptop. I want to use Home Sharing for the same..Since the data is almost about 15 GB, I would like to use Home Sharing over a ...
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Change an app from “all users” to “this user only”

I've been on my mac for quite a while now, using only a single account (mine). I've added a new account for my girlfriend recently (yes it's getting serious), but I have a little problem. I'm a ...
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630 views

Home Sharing, but without syncing purchases?

At home we have two iTunes accounts. We do not wish to share our purchases as, for example, we have very different tastes in music. We are looking to purchase an AppleTV that we can both use to ...
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Apple TV, content from two users on same mac

My parents have an iMac that they share using fast user switching. They each have an iTunes library, where mom keeps the pictures from the family's digital camera and her music collection, and dad ...
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How to look up lost iTunes shared library password?

I forgot the password to my iTunes home shared library. I know I can set a new password in the iTunes prefs, but I do not want to update all my home devices to the new password! I cannot find the ...
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Difference between 'Home sharing' and 'Network sharing'

When I like to share my iTunes library, I have to options to do so. Home sharing via my Apple ID Network sharing. What is the difference between these to? Are there any advantages or disadvantages ...
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Sync a computer as an iPod: Is a way to sinc one computer's iTunes library from another in the way of an iPod available?

My computers do not have sufficient hard drive space to store my iTunes library (movies rake up space so fast!), so I have stored my iTunes library on an external hard drive. I would like to sync ...
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iTunes share Library not Loading Correctly

I turned on home sharing on my iMac & I want accessing my library from my iPad. The setup went smoothly and I was able to access my Library from my iPad but some of the content isn't showing up ...
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ATV doesn't see my Home Sharing

I have my MP6,1 connected via Ether to my Time Capsule, and my ATV connected via Ether to the same TC. Everything seems to be working, but my ATV cannot see my Home Sharing movies. I have both the ...
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Isolate Mac & Windows sharing parallels

I am using parallel desktop. Before I installed parallels drivers both were isolated. Now all my folders are shared with Mac and Windows mutually. I can't simply uninstall the drivers because drivers ...
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Can I use sharing?

Can I use "Share my library on my local network" ? I have my library in a shared folder on my iMac, this is to stop having to have the same music stored twice so my other half can use iTunes as well ...
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How can my son access my iTunes account from his windows 8 'sign on' on my computer?

I want my son to be able to access my full iTunes library without signing in to my Microsoft account on my Windows 8 pc. He has his own Microsoft account/sign in. I have tried Home Sharing, but this ...
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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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A REAL iTunes server on NAS

I am certainly not the only one dealing with the issue (looking into questions here which deal with some aspects related to an iTunes Server or looking at the Apple Support Forum). So I ask: What is ...
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Will Home Sharing work without a running iTunes instance?

This is the idea: if I move my iTunes library to a NAS and enable Home Sharing, will this feature continue to work if I then turn off my PC? I would like my Apple TV to access my music and videos but ...
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How can I view iTunes U videos via Home Sharing on iPad with iOS 6?

Before upgrading to iOS 6, I can just watch iTunes U videos with all other videos from my Mac's iTunes library in the Videos app on my iPad via Home Sharing. However, the first time I open the Videos ...
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Does iTunes Home Sharing transfer in-app purchases?

My wife recently got an iPhone and, being that I'm an iPhone user already, I set up iTunes Home Sharing (under my Apple ID) so that I could share some of my purchased apps with her. While paid apps ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate TV shows in my iPad’s list of Home Sharing shows on my Mac?

I’ve got a Mac mini running as a media server-type thingy. It’s running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and iTunes 10.5. I access TV shows on it via my iPad (running iOS 5.0) using Home Sharing. (The Mac mini is ...
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After a few days, my Macbook's connection to the PC will go bad, how to solve it?

I use smb to connect to the PC to look at the files: In Finder, Go -> Connect to Server and I use smb://mypc <-- this is my pc's name in the config to be able to look at the shared ...
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Apple TV: Connect to multiple Home Sharings

Is it possible to connect one Apple TV to multiple iTunes Home Sharings? I have two Macs that are connected to different Apple IDs, and I want to access both of them via the Apple TVs Computers ...
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Is there any way to use iOS Remote to control an Apple TV without Home Sharing?

This is an office environment and while we all have iPhones and would like to use Remote with the Apple TV we don't want to all use the same Home Sharing account to do so.
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What is the best option to keep Laptop and Desktop user account in Sync?

I have a Mac desktop that is not always on and a Mac laptop that is usually on the same network. I have a new Synology drive that is always on and I'm considering making use of the LDAP server on it ...
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Scrobble to last.fm with iTunes home sharing

Is there a way to scrobble to last.fm what I play from my iPhone with home sharing? Edit: last.fm currently scrobbles when I play right from my iTunes. I am using the last.fm mac app. When I stream ...
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iTunes 12 home sharing import album

Any idea how to import albums from one computer to another via Home Sharing on Yosemite / iTunes 12? All the pages I've found tell you to click a Show menu at the bottom of the window which is no ...
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Home Sharing doesn't work when using WPA2

I'm having problems using Home Sharing with WPA2 personal. With WEP or no password, it's fine. Here's my setup: Late 2010 27" iMac used for wireless Internet Sharing, running Mavericks. Apple TV 2 ...
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Shared Music and Photos

We are just transitioning to Mac computers having used PCs for many years. (We both use iPhones & share an iPad.) Our new hardware setup is 27" iMac (1TB HDD) for wife's home office, 15" retina ...
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Home Sharing and Play Counts

Now that I've upgraded to ios7 and Mavericks I find that listening to music via Home Sharing on my iPad no longer updates the play count in iTunes. Is this a bug - or is there something I'm missing. I ...
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Server options for late 2006 macbook

I have an old late 2006 black MacBook. It has 2GB memory, and a 2GHz core 2 duo processor. I'm interested in using it on our home wifi network as a location for time machine backups (onto hard drives ...
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Remote app doesn't work

After I key in the code for pairing the remote app on iTunes, the app just shows "Looking for ..." for a long while, then says "could not find". After that, the library seems to appear on the ...
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New iPad Home Sharing for Purchased Content

Here's my setup. I purchased a HD movie (my first ever!) from the iTunes Store onto my Mac mini. iTunes on this Mac mini is configured for Home Sharing. Now, when I launch the Videos app on the new ...
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Connecting Apple Remote app to iTunes on PC

I wish to play music on iTunes on a PC (Win7) through Apple Remote app on iPad (the new one/3). I manage to register Remote, that is, enter PIN, but on iPad my iTunes library doesn't have name, and ...
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Apple TV 2: shared photo folder won't update

I have successfully shared photos from my computer to my Apple TV via iTunes, by going to Advance > Choose Photos to Share. However, when I add photos to that directory, they do not appear on my ...
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My Mac mini's iTunes library does not appear in Home Sharing on my Macbook Air

I don't know why. My entire iTunes Library is on my Mac mini I've entered the same Apple ID in iTunes' Home Sharing on both computers My iPhone and iPad can use Home Sharing from my Mac mini's ...
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iTunes home sharing gets disconnected after a while

I'm using iTunes home sharing between two Windows 7 64bit PCs and one MacBook Air, over a private VPN using Hamachi. It works great, but after playing the music for about 30 minutes ~ 1 hour, the ...
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How can I show only certain movies in iTunes on the Apple TV 2nd Generation?

When I connect my Apple TV 2nd Generation to my iTunes home sharing account I see all Movies, Music etc. I can choose which photos to show, however. I would like to be able to choose which Movies and ...
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Apple TV (headless) + Home Sharing + Remote stops playback after one song

I have the following setup: iMac (2013) with iTunes (11) and Home Sharing enabled Apple TV (3rd gen) with Home Sharing enabled, no HDMI connected only optical digital out to my DAC iPhone 4 with ...