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^^ CoolMacLover
Sep 30, 2010, 07:30 AM
So reading over the Help in itunes and the manual online for the new apple TV, they all say I need to turn Home Sharing on. Do I have to though? >.> I cant find where it says I dont need to use it... Please tell me this thread is a waste of time and I can just stream from my mac without needing Home Sharing on. :D



mstrze
Sep 30, 2010, 07:36 AM
I'm pretty sure turning Home Sharing on is what allows your iTunes library to be accessible by other units/computers.

Why don't you want to do this?

^^ CoolMacLover
Sep 30, 2010, 07:52 AM
NVM, I kinda didnt really know 100% what it was, I thought it had something more to do with sharing the files over the internet. :o

jas1973
Sep 30, 2010, 09:50 AM
home sharing. meaning sharing in your home on devices that are running on your home network. not on the internet

pdyebrasil
Sep 30, 2010, 11:46 AM
I have a question about home sharing... I have it turned on and streaming from my mac just fine. BUT does iTunes have to be open on my mac in order for home sharing to work? In my understanding, it should work without iTunes open, as long as my mac is on and logged in to my account. I couldn't find anything in the manual that said otherwise. But when itunes isn't open, my library does not show up on my apple tv.

So is that just a given requirement (having itunes open) or am I just missing something?

Mr Kram
Sep 30, 2010, 11:49 AM
I have a question about home sharing... I have it turned on and streaming from my mac just fine. BUT does iTunes have to be open on my mac in order for home sharing to work? In my understanding, it should work without iTunes open, as long as my mac is on and logged in to my account. I couldn't find anything in the manual that said otherwise. But when itunes isn't open, my library does not show up on my apple tv.

So is that just a given requirement (having itunes open) or am I just missing something?

yes, itunes has to be up and running on all machines for home sharing to work.

gilford
Sep 30, 2010, 12:04 PM
I've had this turned on for a few weeks now on my HTPC Mac Mini and my main iMac, I have it set to auto sync my purchased music but it never does :mad:

It's pretty rubbish, but I presume it will be essential for the new atv.

djdirect
Sep 30, 2010, 12:15 PM
So what if the difference between going to my preferences/sharing and turning on file sharing, which is what i thought i had to do to be able to stream from my iMac to my Apple TV (1 gen) or turning on home sharing from within iTunes?

gilford
Sep 30, 2010, 12:23 PM
So what if the difference between going to my preferences/sharing and turning on file sharing, which is what i thought i had to do to be able to stream from my iMac to my Apple TV (1 gen) or turning on home sharing from within iTunes?

Home sharing allows syncing between machines, but as I have mentioned, I am yet to get mine to work automatically :rolleyes:

Mr Kram
Sep 30, 2010, 12:26 PM
mine works great. have you checked the "automatically download to itunes folder" to see if it's at least queuing everything up?