1868 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2011 7:46 AM by Mac on Andy
Welcome to Apple Discussions. I think you might be confusing Home Sharing with Shared Libraries in iTunes, both are similar features but with subtle differences.
Look through the following support article on Home Sharing to make sure you are doing the right steps to set this up.
Hope that helps.
Home Sharing is not the same as Shared library.
Home Sharing uses your iTunes ID and password.
Shared library can be used without password or any password you set up in the iTunes on the computer sharing their library.
I've switched on home sharing on both and the iMac can see the library but there are no arrows
What arrows are you looking for?
I have turned on shared library on the Macbook and want the iMac to access the iTunes library on my Macbook. On the iMac in the left of iTunes underneath 'Shared' my Macbook library is listed. If i click it I get a password box (as I do on the Macbook) but whereas the macbook accepts the password, the iMac doesn't. I've set this up for my father at his house/another network and both the devices accepted the same password. I can't understand why my iMac doesn't. I'm sorry if I'm being dim about this but i'm exasperated! Both devices are running the latest software and are only a couple of yrs old.
Just to clarify, both machines are on the same local network aren't they I.e. Both at your home and connected to the same router?
If I was you I wouldn't use Shared Libraries but instead use Home Sharing. In iTunes go to Preferences and then the Sharing. Uncheck both Share My Library on my local network and also Look for Shared Libraries, and OK this.
Now follow the instructions in the following article on both machines to enable Home Sharing. Use your iTunes Store username and password where prompted.
Hope this helps.