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How can I turn on home sharing in iTunes when I only have an ipad

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I have just bought Apple TV and I already have ipad 2. I don't have a PC or Mac. How can I turn on home sharing in iTunes through my ipad only as I don't have any other devices? Can I log onto a pc at any other location and set up iTunes home sharing through that using my apple ID?

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  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    You would only need homesharing on your iPad if you want to use the remote app (which is quite handy actually). To be able to use the iPad with the Apple TV, you use AirPlay, but the iPad won't show up in a list on the Apple TV, you send content from the iPad itself.


    Assuming both devices are on the same network and that AirPlay is not turned off on the Apple TV, then simply tap on the screen when you are watching content you wish to stream to your Apple TV, then tap the airplay icon that appears in the control bar, choose the Apple TV from the menu that appears.

    When displaying the content you wish to mirror on the iPad 2 (or better), iPad Mini, iPhone 4S (or better), double tap the home button (quickly) and swipe the bottom row of apps to the right to reveal the playback controls, tap the AirPlay icon and select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

  • rickfromharleysville Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    With Apple TV up and running, the iOS device on the same network as the Apple TV, double tap the home button, swipe the lower band to the right. Tap on the icon to the left of the volume slider with the "up" arrow. Choose Apple TV. You should now be mirroring the iOS device to your TV screen.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    You might try restarting the iPad, Apple TV and router, if that doesn't help something on your network might be blocking AirPlay from working properly.


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