Itunes sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davidwes, May 30, 2007.

  1. davidwes macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi. When I was in college I used to listen to everyone's itunes playlist's which was a great feature. Now at home, I wanted to listen to a family members and it says that they need to be authorized to listen to there music and vice versa.

    1. If they give me the authorization does that take away one of the 5 they get?

    2. Does that mean I have two authorizations on the same itunes?

    3. If I am living with someone and we both have bought itunes music before how do we share?

    4. How would you set this up? We are thinking about getting the new apple base station because we both need to use an external hard drive. If I put my music and the external, and she does to, do you recommend combining them into one huge collection? If so how do you do it and would I be able to keep all my ratings for every song I have?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Grant each other authorization to listen to each other's bought music, then share as you usually do. Note, this will take away one of both your 5 alotted authorizations.
    4. You could combine them, I suppose, but if you did that, you'd need to maintain two separate iTunes Library files to each keep your own play counts, ratings, and playlists. In the end, it's up to you - either approach works (combining or keeping them separate).

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