iPad Protip: Streaming audio/video from your computer

Thursday, October 4, 2012

If you've got an iPad you can play any audio or video from your computer's iTunes library on the same wifi network in the iOS native audio and video apps. All you have to do is enable home sharing in iTunes under Preferences > Sharing, and then configure your AppleID and password under Settings > Music > Home Sharing or Settings > Video > Home Sharing in your iPad. Once complete there is a "Shared" tab in your Audio/Video apps. Selecting it allows you to navigate down to your shared libraries and directly stream content over your wifi network (no file syncing required).

I learned about this here: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/streaming-videos-to-an-ipad-using-home-sharing/

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