Accessing external iTunes library via iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Habitus, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Where ever my life takes me...
    #1
    All,

    I have an extensive iTunes library on my Mac Book Pro.

    I recently purchased an iPad and I want to know if there is an app that allows me to access my Mac's iTunes library and stream the contents to my iPad?

    I appreciate any guidance as I hope there's a solution.

    Thanks, all.

    - Habitus :apple:
     
  2. eagandale4114, Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012

    eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

    eagandale4114

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    #2
    Turn iTunes on.
    Go to advanced>turn on home sharing
    turn it on

    on your iPad
    settings>music
    turn on sharing on there too

    when you go to the music app you should see a shared icon. Click on that and click on your iTunes library.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3819?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  3. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Where ever my life takes me...
    #3

    This definitely helps, any solutions if I want to access my library outside my wifi connection?
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

    eagandale4114

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    #4
    If you have an internet connection on your iPad you could try out iTunes match. It stores your music in the cloud and if you ever need to listen to a song that you don't have with you at the time you can download it.
     
  5. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    Try out PLEX, it a free media server programme on your mac and you can buy an iOS app to access it via local, remote wifi or mobile network.
     
  6. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    Beach Cities, CA
    #6
    If you have less than 25,000 songs, iTunes match is the best way to go. I have my entire library on it and all my iDevices are synched together and I can access it whenever, where ever I want. Through my iPad, iPhone, MBP, AppleTV, etc. I believe its $25/year, which is cheap for what it does especially since it replaces your lower quality songs with the better ones that are offered in the iTunes store.
     

Share This Page