Home sharing

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by SDAVE, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    I have set up a nice little HP server at home running Windows and iTunes...enabled home sharing.

    I would like to know if I can just watch the media shared on iOS devices without them entering my ID? IE, anyone with an iPhone that gets on my network can watch/listen to music/videos.
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Interesting. Everything I find on Apple's site talks about using the same Apple ID on each device to access Home Sharing so it appears the official answer is, "no". But there are some very creative people out there and you might get a different response. :)
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Do you have any links to enable home sharing without using my ID?
     
  4. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    If you are looking to share the official way of iTunes on the network, then I am afraid its not at all possible.

    If you want to share your other media (non-DRM) on same network, then of course you have many options.
     
  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks!

    I know I can do it with Windows Home Sharing (or whatever it was called), but all I have is Apple devices now.

    Also I can definitely mount the folders via SMB on the OS X machines, but it would be nice to do this on the mobile devices (ie just streaming).

    Hate the fact that I can connect to the iTunes library without a password/login from a MacBook Pro but not an iOS device (without homesharing). Hope iOS6 has this feature.
     

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