No more music needed on my ipad - thanks home sharing.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by thedarkhorse, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    The best part about upgrading to ios5 today was that I can now seamlessly listen to my tunes stored on my macbook pro through the native music app. I have an iphone that I store music on and the ipad is mostly used around the house and is only 16GB so this was a welcome addition.

    To set it up click "sharing" on the left panel in itunes(you may need to first enable sharing in itunes preferences). Then setting up a home share is just your itunes user id/password, takes about half a minute for it to set up after you enter. Then on your device just go to settings->music-> and enter your user/pass under "Home Sharing".

    You can access your shared library on your ipad/iphone in the music app under "more"->"shared".
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009

    This worked under iOS 4 as well.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Shouldn't iCloud further improve this? By even eliminating the need of a Mac and allowing you to stream form the cloud?

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