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PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

We each have our own iTunes libraries but would like to share some music that we purchase in iTunes.

 

 

Can this be done?

 

Peter


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by PNB64 on Jan 5, 2013 11:06 AM Solved

Yeah - once I shared something I bought with her it basically hosed her iTunes match. I had to turn everything off (de-authorized her computer, home share and iTunes Match) before I could sync her iPad or add any more music to her iPad.

 

Brutal user experience and a huge waste of time.

 

I appreciate your help.

 

Thank you

 

Peter

Reply by ComputerFixer on Jan 4, 2013 6:58 PM Helpful


newagemac
wrote:

 

With the new iCloud, I keep seeing people wondering how they are going to be able to keep sharing purchases among their family members using one Apple ID since the way iCloud works encourages you to have your own.


The problem is, people think to share purchases among their family members they have to use a single Apple ID.That is not true at all.


If you set up Home Sharing in iTunes, you can share purchases among family member computers and devices that are using different Apple IDs. Many people don't understand that although Home Sharing requires you to use a single Apple ID to connect everyone, all of your family members can continue to use their OWN Apple IDs in iTunes and in their iDevices. The Home Sharing account just links up multiple different Apple IDs for you.


Edited to Clarify: Home Sharing among family members with different Apple IDs is NOT limited to just music. You can share purchased apps, books, tv shows, movies, etc. too. Basically anything in your iTunes library. And that includes sharing iOS apps.

 

 

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1167264

 

It would seem as though it does work with different IDs.

Reply by ComputerFixer on Jan 4, 2013 8:03 PM Helpful

I believe so.. This is an anti-theft service that is put in place in an attempt to detur users from redistributing content.  If you have good intentions (like transferring music or apps to your wife) then they figure you can wait 90 days.   Sorry.

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  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3

    First,  Check this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1203

     

    Cheers!

  • PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you

     

    It does not look like Home Share works with different Applie ID's. Am I correct?

     

    If this is the case this is a major pain in the you know what.

     

    Peter

  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3


    newagemac
    wrote:

     

    With the new iCloud, I keep seeing people wondering how they are going to be able to keep sharing purchases among their family members using one Apple ID since the way iCloud works encourages you to have your own.


    The problem is, people think to share purchases among their family members they have to use a single Apple ID.That is not true at all.


    If you set up Home Sharing in iTunes, you can share purchases among family member computers and devices that are using different Apple IDs. Many people don't understand that although Home Sharing requires you to use a single Apple ID to connect everyone, all of your family members can continue to use their OWN Apple IDs in iTunes and in their iDevices. The Home Sharing account just links up multiple different Apple IDs for you.


    Edited to Clarify: Home Sharing among family members with different Apple IDs is NOT limited to just music. You can share purchased apps, books, tv shows, movies, etc. too. Basically anything in your iTunes library. And that includes sharing iOS apps.

     

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1167264

     

    It would seem as though it does work with different IDs.

  • PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi

     

    It seems to be working

     

    I did however get a message about downloading purchases within 90 days to multiple computers. I wasnt able to record the entire message.

     

    Do I have to wait 90 days before I can share a purshase that I have made with my wife?

     

    Peter

  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3

    I believe so.. This is an anti-theft service that is put in place in an attempt to detur users from redistributing content.  If you have good intentions (like transferring music or apps to your wife) then they figure you can wait 90 days.   Sorry.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Are you and your wifes itunes on different computers?

     

    Then Home Sharing works as advertised

     

    1) Authorise each others machine with the other persons Apple ID (Store > Authorise this computer) This will not affect playing of any existing content but will allow you to play the other persons content once it is on your machine.

     

    2)File > Home Sharing > Create Home Sharing. Enter the same Apple ID for BOTH computers.This is essential

     

    3) When you have created the home share you can click on the other persons library shown about halfway down in the Left Hand Sidebar ( View > Show Sidebar)

     

    4) Select what content you want to copy and click the Import button bottom right. It only activates when you have made a selection

     

    5) final step if you want to enable automatic copying of new music, movies whatever click on the settings button and  select what categories you want to automatically transfer new purchases for

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    If you and your wife are using the same computer with different logins. Then this may help

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4620

  • PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok - thanks.

     

    Fnal step in the saga - I have been able to share purchased musing from my itunes account to my wifes itunes account - however the transferred music is not syncing with her IPad. Music that she purchases on her laptop itunes account is syncing however teh transferred music is not.....

     

    Any ideas why?

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Your wife should be able to see allthe content she wants to see in her itunes. Will they play on the Computer?

  • PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi

     

    The content is in her iTunes on her laptop. iTunes match is no longer working because I transferred a file that had been purchased withing 90 days. As a result only music that she purchases is appearing on her iPad. The music that I transferred to her library using home share is not on her iPad nor is a CD that I just ripped.

     

    It has been a crappy experience and very annoying.

     

    Peter

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Turning off the itunes Match can result in imported CD content turning up sooner.

  • PNB64 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Steve

     

    Not sure how....I thought iTunes Match was needed for music to automatically update in IPad from the cloud.

     

    I am wonering if I need to enable wi-fi sync....althouth that looks like a process that you need to trigger.

     

    Peter

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5

    Sorry I was only talking about while you import the CD or content. Once on your machine turn it on and it will copy upto the cloud so you could download onto devices etc.

     

    By the way you did not mention this before in the thread so I apologise if my answer was misleading.

     

    Wifi sync is just being able to sync from itunes on your computer without the USB cable

  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3

    PNB64 wrote:

     

    Hi Steve

     

    Not sure how....I thought iTunes Match was needed for music to automatically update in IPad from the cloud.

     

     

    The way I understand it is that when you buy a song, the iTunes store / App Store automatically pushes it to all of the devices registered to the same Apple ID,  therefore when you buy a song, it triggers the download on all of the similar devices.   The problem HERE is that you are attempting to go from ID to ID, which there is a 90 day wait period.

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