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Home Sharing problems with iPhone and iPad.

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Jul 15, 2013 6:30 AM

Hi there,

 

I have been using Home Sharing via the Remote app to contol iTunes from my 2008 Macbook, to my Apple TV, mainly with no problems.

 

However, I would ideally like to use Home Sharing on the Music app on my iPhone and iPad, but there have been some problems.

 

It has been difficut to connect - the 'Sharing' Tab on my portable devices doesn't always appear and when it does, after I select my library, the spinning wheel usually fails to go beyond halfway.  On the occasions I have been able to access my library, it is only partially there - huge chunks are missing.  This has always been the case on the iPad's Music app - only a partial selection has come up at best.  On the iphone, initially what appeared to be my entire library was available, but now I struggle for it to even connect at all, or just a partial selection shows up.

 

The Home Sharing feature would be ideal for me just now, as no sufficiant cloud storage option appears to be available to me yet.

 

Is there anything I can do to improve things?

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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to paultma)

    paultma wrote:

     

    Hi there,

     

    I have been using Home Sharing via the Remote app to contol iTunes from my 2008 Macbook, to my Apple TV, mainly with no problems.

    Why not simply use the AppleTV?

    There is also no sign of the Home Sharing tab on my Itunes sidebar.

    Because there is no other computer you are sharing from.

    You don't Home Share from your iDevices to yoru computer. You only Home Share from your computer.

     

    As far as library not loading, reset your wifi router and turn off then on Home Sharing on all devices.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Jul 20, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to paultma)

     

    That works fine in my living room, but not in other rooms where I don't have Apple TV.

    What are you expecting to stream to in these othere rooms without AppleTV?

     

    This would be fine if the remote app could stream the music through my devices, but it doesn't.

    Correct. You cannot stream from iTunes to your iPad bu using the Remote Control app.

    If you want to play the iTunes library that is stored on your computer through your iDevices, open the Music app, tap More and then Shared.

     

    My entire library is able to be streamed (in the living from) via the Remote app to Apple TV,

    As before, I dont understand why you are doing it this way...

    You can view your entire library by using the AppleTV. You can also control the AppleTV directly from the Remote app on your iDevice. You don't need to control iTunes on your computer.

    so why is it so difficult to send them to my two Apple devices?

    You cannot send library to the iDevices.

    You can read the library form the iDevices.

    Did you turn off then turn on Home SHaring on these iDevices?

    Settings > Music (or Videos), Home Sharing. Tap your AppleID then Off the turn it back On.

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