Adding another iTunes library...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mediocrefuzz, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    It says its possible to add more than one iTunes library to Apple TV, but I don't seem to be able to do it?

    So far my Pops has added his library and its working great, now trying to get my macbook upstairs to add to the library but theres no 'add another library' etc. Home sharing is turned on and I can't even search for my iTunes library.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2006
    I think they all have to use the same Apple ID to be shared.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    Ah fair, I know Apple are really tight with the whole iTunes account etc etc.

    Was hoping to get my movies on Apple TV instead of using just my Pops library. Not allowing multiple accounts is a bit poor.
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    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    you can still stream your library to the ATV, you just have to setup home sharing on your computer with his itunes account.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    Hate to sound like a troll; but this is just another fine example of Apple locking things down and making it a neuisance for their customers.
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    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
  7. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    The ATV does allow access to many multiple iTunes libraries. You need to set up Home Sharing on both computers and then turn on Home Sharing on the ATV. Home Sharing uses ONE email address to tie into multiple different itunes accounts but each person still has their own iTunes library and email address (apple ID) attached to their own computer.

    The Home Sharing ID just functions somewhat like a "master" account to authorize all of the sharing on the network.
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2009
    Aye we've figured out how to get it working, but my Pops has somehow got 5 computers authorised and he only uses iTunes on his macbook, mac mini, iphone and ipad (not sure it needs authorisation for iphone and ipad) but yeah does anyone know how to deauthorise a computer he no longer uses? A dead computer from your iTunes acount?
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    I did it recently and ended up deauthorizing all of my computers and starting all over. It worked well.

    iTunes Store Deauthorization
  10. macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2007
    from my experience (if i remember correctly) once you try to authorize a 6th computer, it will let you know that you've already authorized 5 and it will ask you if you want to deauthorize everything else to authorize this new computer. what it basically does is start over. then, go back and authorize the other computers in the correct order (only those you want to be authorized up to 5). this completely gets rid of a dead computer that at one time was authorized.

    edit: looks like someone beat me to it

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