how to get iTunes music and movies onto my new macbook pro from iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by halfmonkey, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. halfmonkey macrumors regular

    May 17, 2011
    I currently have an iMac that acts as my base where I contact all of my iPhones and iPads to sync music and movies through iTunes. It also holds all of my photos and movies as well. I recently ordered a macbook pro that will serve as mobile workstation so I don't necessarily want my photos on there because I have over 20,000 photos but I would like to have my music and some of the movies that I've purchased on there.

    So normally, with my iPhones and iPads, i connect them to the iMac and then iTunes will launch and I can manually add music, movies, and photos to each of the devices as I wish. How would I do this with a macbook pro? Do I connect it to the iMac and then launch iTunes on the iMac and then select each of the movies and songs that I want added to the macbook pro?

    I saw something about homesharing but it seems that for this to work, both computers need to be on and using the same network. I would like the songs and movies to be physically on the macbook pro and not accessed via the cloud. Is there a way to set this up?
  2. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    home sharing computers or devices must be on the same network :

    While u sign-in with Apple ID on each device that's just for security... noting is shared over icloud. but would be easier option.

    If all u want is data from one mac on another, why not get a hard drive instead of using iPhone as a storage for transferring on and off between Mac's ? as that sounds like that is what u'r doing now.

    I'd just use Home sharing.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK

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