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macrumors P6
Original poster
Mar 21, 2011
Australia, Perth
Hi all..

Is Home sharing tried to computer or Apple ID ?

Reason being, I have Home sharing already set up on Mac mini, but wish to test it out on another version of itunes running windows.

Can I just set the windows machine up, and use the same AppleID, and it will be active and ok, or must I turn it off, the turn it back on on the new machine ?

The idea here is, I'm testing iTunes within VM in addition to Mac mini, so i can share multiple iTunes libraries across two separate Apple TV devices.


macrumors 6502
Aug 15, 2012
It is tied to the apple ID. You can have both logged in the same time and have itunes open on both at the same time.

Of course they also have to be on the same wi-fi network.

Oh also on the windows machine you might have to authorize the computer in itunes to sign in to home sharing.
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