This will show you how to use itunes home sharing to view and play your entire itunes library from your mac or pc on your ipad or iphone

  • in your mac or pc turn on ‘home sharing’
  • itunes > preferences > sharing
  • turn on ‘share my itunes library on my local network’
  • in your ipad or iphone, go to
  • settings > music
  • enter your home sharing credentials

when you now open the music app on your ipad or iphone and goto ‘more’ you will see a ‘sharing’ option
when you select that option you can pick your shared music library and browse / play all the media (videos, music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc) that lives on your pc / mac on your ipad without syncing it!