1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 4:34 AM by Limnos
Tony McNamara Level 1 Level 1

I have a new iPad (iO6) and a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I have noticed that I can add a movie to my iTunes library on my MacBook which then appears in the videos on the iPad. I am assuming this is because they are on the same network. Will it work if both devices are connected to different WiFi connections? For example, if I am in work on iPad using my work WiFi, can I access MacBook iTunes library which will be on my home WiFi?


Hope this makes sense!

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.1
  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    I don't even have an iTunes Store account but I suspect in your case what may be happening is when you buy an item from the store it is automatically getting added to other devices from Apple's servers (something you can configure?), unless you are actually syncing with your computer's iTunes library over home wi-fi.  What I know for sure is your iTunes library can only be synced over local wi-fi, not over the Internet in general unless you are running special third party software.


    iTunes Store: How to enable Automatic Downloads - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4539 - "iTunes 10.3 3 and iOS 4.3.3 or later (iOS 5 or later for iPhone (CDMA Model)) enable you to automatically download purchases from the App Store, iBookstore, or iTunes Store instantly to your other computers and devices.


    "How to Use Wireless Sync in iOS 5 - http://www.pcworld.com/article/242242/how_to_use_wireless_sync_in_ios_5.html


    iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi Syncing - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4062