5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2011 11:18 AM by kitch1406
kitch1406 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I would like to be able to watch films on my iPod touch that are on my laptop via home sharing. As my iPod is always full of music, I don't want to have to delete music from my iPod everytime I want to watch a film. I have set up Home Sharing, and am curious as to whether my internet data is being used, as I have a download limit. Thanks

Packard Bell, Windows 7, Laptop
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    if you're streaming local files, you'll be using your network's bandwidth - your internet connection will not be affected.
  • kitch1406 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am using a Mi-Fi Dongle which I pay for out of my own pocket (parents don't condone the use of Wi-Fi, so had to get my own). I am wondering whether I will be paying for streaming the videos to my iPod touch. Thanks
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    kitch1406 wrote:
    I am wondering whether I will be paying for streaming the videos to my iPod touch.


    if the file(s) is/are already downloaded to your computer, streaming it/them will not involve your internet data plan - it's a completely local affair !

    only if you rent content will your internet connection be taxed.
  • kitch1406 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The way I've always viewed it, is that it would be downloading them from my laptop and uploading them to my iPod. Is this not the right way to look at it?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    kitch1406 wrote:
    The way I've always viewed it, is that it would be downloading them from my laptop and uploading them to my iPod. Is this not the right way to look at it?


    sure.

    so, the downloading part will involve your internet connection if your purchase content. once it is downloaded, the streaming to mobile devices (or Apple TV) from iTunes on your computer is purely over your local network.

    if you rent content from the iTunes store (or on an Apple TV), the stream will obviously come from the iTunes store, i.e. via your internet connection.