Access shared itunes library from ipad or iphone

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!

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