iTunes home sharing; how to make it work in the opposite direction

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrochester, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    Hi all

    I turned on home sharing on my computer, and used the same user/pass details on my other halves PC. He can copy and use the apps that I purchased. However, although I can see the content of his iTunes library, I can't use any of it because it says my computer isn't authorised.

    Do I need to get him to authorise my computer (on my computer) or do I need to turn off home sharing and start again, but using his Apple ID to do it? I had assumed that all computers on the same home sharing network could freely share content, but this doesn't appear to be the case!

    Many thanks

  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    [Store] menu, select "Authorize this computer", put in his ID and password. Each ID may authorize up to 5 computers.

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