Home Sharing Limits

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stuartmeyers, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. stuartmeyers macrumors regular

    stuartmeyers

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    #1
    Sorry if this simple one has been answered before.

    If I have two PC's with itunes libraries, and other devices of an ipad, iphone, shuffle, an apple tv and an airport express, how many home sharing devices is this?

    I ask because home sharing is limited to 5 on 1 itunes account.

    Is it
    - 2 because of the number of itunes libraries
    - 5 because ipad, iphone and shuffle hold content
    - 7 in total?

    I am about to buy some extra devices...
     
  2. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm aware it is 2, because of the number of computers running iTunes.

    I believe that an iTunes account is restricted to 5 computers but there is no restriction on the number of iOS devices that are connected. That includes Apple TV's.
     
  3. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    It is 2. Home Sharing only counts activation of computers.
     
  4. stuartmeyers thread starter macrumors regular

    stuartmeyers

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    #4
    Thanks for the quick reply - thats good to hear. I am keen to take advantage of the apple specials today (in Australia) and buy myself and my wife some xmas pressies :)

    The plan is to get ATV2 and Airport Express, so I can use the ATV2 as designed and the Airport for pushing music to the hifi when I want to watch sport on the TV.
     

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