Use Home Sharing to share iTunes content with other devices

Share and stream content from your computer's iTunes library to other computers, iOS devices, and Apple TVs.

Before you can use Home Sharing, make sure that all of your devices are on the same home network—in some cases, you might need an Internet connection—and that you have the latest version of iTunes and iOS.

On your Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID. Use the same Apple ID for every computer or device on your Home Sharing network.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose File > Home Sharing > Turn on Home Sharing.

Now you can use Home Sharing to stream music, movies, and TV shows from one authorized computer to another. The computers need to be on and awake, and iTunes needs to be open.

To see all of your shared libraries, click  Music in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window.

You can use Home Sharing with up to five computers on your home network.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > Music, Settings > TV > iTunes Videos, or Settings > Videos.
  2. Swipe up to the Home Sharing section.
  3. If you see, "Sign in," tap it, then enter your Apple ID and password. Use the same Apple ID for every computer or device on your Home Sharing network.

Now you can use Home Sharing on your iOS device to enjoy shared music or videos.

Enjoy shared music

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Tap Library at the bottom of the screen. If you're using an iPad, then tap Library in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap Home Sharing. Don't see it? Tap Edit, select Home Sharing, tap Done, then tap Home Sharing. 
  4. Choose a shared library.

Enjoy shared videos

  1. Open the TV app1.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. Choose a shared library.

You can also view shared videos in the Videos app: Tap Shared, then choose a shared library.

 

1 The Apple TV App is available only in select countries and regions.

On your Apple TV

  1. On your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > Accounts > Home Sharing. On earlier models of Apple TV, go to Settings > Computers.
  2. Select "Turn on Home Sharing," then enter your Apple ID and password. Use the same Apple ID for every computer or device on your Home Sharing network.

Now you can use Home Sharing on your Apple TV. To find shared libraries, go to the main menu, select Computers, and choose a shared library.

You can also view photos from your computer on your Apple TV: Open iTunes on your computer. Then go to File > Home Sharing > Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV.

Get help

If you don't see shared libraries after you set up Home Sharing, find out what to do.

 

iTunes features might vary by country or region.

Published Date:Tue Apr 03 20:01:29 GMT 2018