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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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Can I use media Home Sharing with visionOS?

Using Home Sharing I can browse my home movies on iOS and iPadOS in the TV app via Library, and on tvOS on the built-in Computers app. But in visionOS I cannot find an equivalent. What's the "...
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Remote app on new iPhone SE won't connect to my Apple Music library on my MacBook Pro

My old iPhone SE (2nd Gen) would connect to my Apple Music library without a problem. I replaced it with a new SE (3rd Gen) and now I can't connect to my Apple Music library on my MacBook Pro. ...
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Media Sharing not turning on

I cant start Home Sharing because I cant get Media Sharing to turn on. I was about to start Home Sharing to my Apple TV. Please help. macOS Monterey 12.6.2
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Watch apple tv on someone else's device

I purchased some media content (not a subscription) in the Apple TV app, using my iPhone. Is there any way I can watch this content on my family member's iPad? (Note, we have already set up family ...
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Apple Music Home Sharing: Skips song and doesn't play audio when Bluetooth speakers/headphones are connected

Since a while back, I can't get Apple Music's Home Sharing (Media Sharing) to work on the local network. If I access the library on another MacOS computer, the library content will display fine, but ...
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Mac Mini M1 on Monterey (just about) broke home sharing to Apple TV

I like to watch my (mp4) video files on my living room tv via an Apple TV (3rd gen). I just swapped from Mac Mini M1 running Big Sur to a different Mac Mini M1 running Monterey (double the RAM and ...
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Home sharing with an ethernet-connected PC

When my PC and my iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, I can access my shared library with the Remote app. It works as advertised. But if I connect my PC through an ethernet cable, the ...
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Home Sharing from Mac to Mac is stuck at song start

I have a Mac Mini serving as my home media server. I setup Home Sharing, and I can see my library on all my other devices at home. My entire collection is without any DRM, and it's all ALAC (some 24 ...
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Will Catalina stream movies (etc) to a 3rd Generation Apple TV box?

I have one of the older, 3rd generation Apple TV boxes, (the sort that came with a clicky remote, not a swipey one). I regularly use it to watch movies and TV shows served up by a Mac currently ...
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Apple iTunes & Family sharing: hide names of other members?

In my iCloud Apple ID I have family sharing enabled. I use it to share access to iTunes music with other AppleID holders (friends and family -- Apple offers 5 accounts to share with). My problem is ...
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Share Itunes Library with all users on same machine

Looking to share my Itunes Library with my wife on same machine. SO for example, when I log off, and she logs in, I would like to be able to access my library in her ITunes. I have spent countless ...
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I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro as a home media server, how to get Wake On Network Access to work? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make use of an old Mac Pro with 10.6.8 I had lying around as a wireless home media server, backed up with Time Machine. I'm just using a standard Huawei router provided to me by my ISP. ...
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How to restore previous version of iOS Video app

Over the past decade, we've purchased thousands of TV shows and hundreds of movies and songs from iTunes. These have all been stored on a massive NAS, and served from a Mac Mini with iTunes Home ...
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iTunes home sharing videos with iOS 10.2 TV app

I have videos in iTunes on my Mac desktop (in the TV Shows and Movies sections) that are shared using Home Sharing with my Apple ID. Home sharing is turned on and working; I can watch the videos on my ...
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Home sharing library doesn't show up on iPhone 5 (9.3.2) no matter what I do

I'm trying to make my iTunes (12.5.1.21) music library show up in Music on my iPhone 5 (9.3.2). Nothing seems to work, i.e. whatever I try nothing shows up under the My Music tab on my phone (empty ...
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iTunes: Open Home Sharing Library by default

On my main iMac, I've got a huge iTunes library which is shared with Home Sharing. I use my MacBook much more frequently, and I have basically no music on it. I would instead like to direct iTunes to ...
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Music Home Sharing not visible in iOS 10

How do I access Home Sharing for Music in iOS10? I'd like to stream music from my Mac iTunes Library. When I go to the Music app, there are no contents: Home Sharing is active in iTunes on my Mac ...
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Can I use Home Sharing with an iPod Nano 7th gen?

I'm considering buying an iPod Nano 7th generation, but I want to be very sure Home Sharing will work with my iMac (OS X El Capitan) with iTunes 12.5 before I purchase one. Can you tell me if this ...
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iPhone sharing question

My husband & I share an Apple ID. We want to continue sharing contacts and calendars. Can this be done if we use separate Apple ID s? We don't want to keep getting each others messages and ...
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Home sharing on iPhone: "You don't have permission to access the requested resource "

I've configured Home sharing to work just fine on my iPad and Apple TV, however for some reason on my phone I get an error pop up saying "You don't have permission to access the requested resource" ...
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Why does Apple TV not stop my Mac from sleeping?

When using Home Sharing on Apple TV 3rd gen, the Mac will fall asleep even though it is needed to stream content. So in the middle of a movie the connection will be lost because the Mac goes to sleep. ...
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Home Sharing Library Loads but Movies Do Not

I can see a shared library and all of its contents but the contents do not load. When I try to watch a movie the loading/spinner icon stays for a very long while, until the screen saver appears. If ...
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Home Sharing over VPN

I have a working home sharing environment (i.e., when I am physically in my home network it's working fine). My Modem has the possibility to easily set up a VPN network (L2TP). It works flawlessly ...
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iTunes wont sync items to iPhone after Family Sharing set up

I ran into issue where my iTunes on Windows wont sync any data to iPhone 6 after I set up Family Sharing. Any ideas how to fix this? There are no error messages, photos sync just ok but music does ...
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How do I turn on HomeSharing without original remote?

Accidentally the Apple TV had its home sharing turned off (device used was the remote app on iPhone). The original remote is lost. Have Apple Mac laptop and HP Laptops also iPad 3rd Gen, and iPhone ...
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Where's the shared libraries in iTunes 12.1.2 for Windows?

I can't seem to find it, and all the other solutions are for when the sidebar existed. I am using Windows 7 & OS X Yosemite.
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iTunes authorization for Home Sharing

Recently got new iPhones. Due to update issues, I'm having to use a different computer to sync 4 different devices. I have Home Sharing turned on, so I have access to all the apps stored on iTunes ...
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Open Ports and Network Config Needed For Home Sharing

At work, I cannot get home sharing to work with the iOS Remote app to see my Macbook Pro's iTunes instance. Both the laptop and the iOS devices are connected to the same network (have tried both wi-fi ...
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Stuck at the login screen syncing home share

It’s stuck at the login screen syncing home share. I have confirmed that it’s connecting to the wireless network. The beach ball just keeps spinning. I’ve tried time machine-no backup, repair ...
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Does Home Sharing require Internet access for movies?

Experience already tells me the answer is 'yes', but I'm curious if anyone has a reference. Recently, my cable internet went out. I think: no problem, I've got all kinds of purchased movies and TV ...
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Making music and photos available to Apple TV

I have a double story house with the modem upstairs and an Apple TV downstairs. I also have a USB hard drive with an iTunes library and iPhoto library on it. At the moment every time I want to use the ...
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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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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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Cannot share media file to PC

I want to share my media files on my Mac to my home network, however when I tried to access them from my PC I was asked for username and password. I'm sure I entered them correctly (I mean I can log ...
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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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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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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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Share photos from iPhoto to iOS devices on LAN without iCloud

I have an iMac running OSX 10.10 and iPhoto v9.6. I have multiple iOS devices, mostly running iOS 8. How can I let the iOS devices browse the photos on the iMac without physically storing the files on ...
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Home Sharing songs greyed out on iPad

I connected my iPad to Home Sharing from my laptop. I can play music by pressing shuffle play and pressing next, however I cannot choose which song to play because it is either greyed out (inside ...
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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 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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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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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows "...
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iTunes on PandaBoard/Raspberry Pi or other single board computer

Has anyone being able to get iTunes to run on a single board computer like PandaBoard or Raspberry Pi? I would like to do this to build a low cost, low power-consuming media center. If one could ...
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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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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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How to access iTunes library from iOS device via HomeSharing when Mac is sleeping?

I have stored my iTunes library on my MacBook and activated home sharing. If I now want to stream some music to my iPad, I can do so from within the Music app. If I like to remotely control my ...
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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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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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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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