Can I share music with my wife

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by fjs08, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,
    Wife has a PC w iTunes, iPhone and a Nano.
    I have a MBP w iTunes, iPhone, iPad and a iPod.

    We basically each have our separate iTunes libraries of music.

    Is there a way to combine them, or at least access each others music??
    Short of swapping iPod for Nano when we run.

    Thx.

    Frank
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yep. There's a nice feature in iTunes called Home Sharing. You'll have to sign in with the same Apple ID to the service, but it'll let you copy music that's not on that computer from the other one over your wireless or wired network. Just open it on each computer and tell it to show only the music that's not on that computer, then copy over all or part of it, depending on what you want.

    jW
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Copy or just stream?
     
  4. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    yeh i thought home-sharing only does streaming, i might be wrong though haven't used it in a long time.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    Home Sharing allows copying. That's why you're required to sign in with your Apple ID on both machines.

    Apple - Understanding Home Sharing

    jW
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Thanx jW, for clearing that up
     
  7. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>Home Sharing allows copying. That's why you're required to sign in with your Apple ID on both machines.<<

    We have separate ID's. Whose do we use or doesn't it matter just so one of them is on both machines.
    Thx.
    Frank
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    Doesn't matter as long as they're the same on each when you turn on that feature.

    jW
     

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