Macs All-in-One For Dummies
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With Home Sharing, you can stream content from any Mac or PC to your iPad directly. You simply set up Home Sharing on your iPad, turn on the feature in iTunes on your computer, and you’re good to go.

Here are the steps for setting up Home Sharing when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network:

  1. On your computer, open iTunes.

  2. Click the File menu and choose Turn On Home Sharing.

    The Home Sharing dialog appears.

  3. Enter your Apple ID and password and then click Create Home Share.

    A message appears, telling you to use the same account you just signed in to on devices you want to share with.

  4. Click Done.

  5. On your iPad, tap Settings and then tap Music.

  6. In the Home Sharing section, enter your Apple ID for the same account you used in iTunes on your computer and, beneath the ID, enter a password.

  7. Tap the Home button and then tap Music.

    Music opens.

  8. Tap Songs and then tap a shared song to download it from the cloud.

    To view shared videos, follow the same procedure for Videos settings and the Videos app.

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Joe Hutsko has been writing about computers, gadgets, and video games for over 20 years. He worked at Apple from 1984 to 1988. Barbara Boyd is a coauthor of multiple editions of iPhone All-in-One For Dummies. Boyd worked at Apple from 1985 to 1990. Jesse Feiler is a developer, web designer, trainer, and author. He has worked with mobile devices starting with Apple’s Newton and continuing with the Apple’s iOS and OS X products, including the iPhone and iPad. He is heard regularly on WAMC Public Radio’s The Roundtable. Doug Sahlin operates a professional photography business specializing in event and portrait photography. He's the best-selling author of more than 20 books on computer applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. He's written four books on digital photography. Sahlin also writes mysteries.

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