Stream Mac Pro music to iPad - play audio on iPad

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by CaryChauvet, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. CaryChauvet, Feb 14, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

    CaryChauvet macrumors newbie

    CaryChauvet

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    #1
    I can't find an answer and I hope it is an easy one. The iPad Pro (12.9") and the Mac Pro are both sync'd to home sharing. On the iPad Pro I see my one playlist and on my Mac Pro I see a larger library. I want to play music from my Mac Pro iTunes library and have it play out of the iPad - so I can carry the iPad with me when I am in different rooms.

    But I can't get the audio to play out of the iPad instead of the big speakers attached to the Mac Pro. Is home sharing only one way?

    Update: none of the "Similar Threads" offered answer the question or provide an adequate answer. (I don't want to buy a bluetooth speaker, airport express and play through that, I want to play THROUGH the iPad.
     
  2. CaryChauvet thread starter macrumors newbie

    CaryChauvet

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    "In the App Store it says it does. But it's not working on my ipad. On the web it has been asked a hundred times with no answer to any of them." seems to be the truth. No, you cannot stream music from your Mac Pro over wifi and play it through your iPad when using home sharing. Why did they do this?
     
  3. fastlanephil macrumors 65816

    fastlanephil

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    #3
    Your confusing music library sharing with streaming audio.
     
  4. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

    reel2reel

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    I've used StreamToMe for the past three years or so and it's awesome. You just install the ServeToMe app on your Mac Pro and then StreamToMe on whatever devices you want to stream to. I'm not at home right now to confirm, but pretty sure it plays all my FLAC files just fine (if you're into that). Definitely streams all my itunes files, music and video, plus MKV video files. Nice simple GUI, too.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. haralds macrumors 6502

    haralds

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    Home sharing is used from within the Music app on iPad. You have to have iTunes loaded on your Mac to act as server.
    In the app, look under Library>Home Sharing and you should find you server listed under the name you have in iTunes sharing preferences.
     

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