Step-By-Step Guide: How To Share iTunes Music Library With All Devices

Sharing music with family and friends is fun. Isn’t it? There may be plenty of ways for iPhone family sharing, but what when you want to share iTunes music among multiple devices. Assume that you have iTunes library at your Mac at home and you want it on your iPhone or an Android device. What will you do?

We have created a step-by-step guide that will help you share music with your family, friends, or devices of all kinds.

Step 1: Sign In With Apple ID

First things first, ensure that you successfully sign in using your Apple ID. Apart from that, make sure that the device where you want to access the library is opened with the same ID. It will allow you and that device to share the home screen.

Step 2: Enable Home Sharing

Your second step will be to start iTunes, go to the file tab, click on home sharing, and then turn on home sharing. If you haven’t signed in with your ID, then it asks you to do so. A message with ‘Home sharing in now on’ will pop up. Click on the ‘Ok’ button and proceed.How to share your iTunes Library


Step 3: Share The Library

After enabling home sharing, your next step is to share music or library. For that, go to the left side of your Mac, click on iTunes, choose preferences, click the sharing tab, and enable ‘share my library on my local network’. After that, you can pick what kind of content you actually want to share. You can also choose to share everything on your account.

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These three steps will enable you to share your iTunes music library with iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices.

How To Share iTunes Library with Android Devices

In the case you want to share your music library with an Android device, there is a different procedure to follow.

Step 1: System Preferences

You can start by clicking the ‘system preferences’ folder on your Mac. After that, you need to click the ‘sharing’ folder. Here, you need to ensure that you check-off the file sharing option present there. Now, you have to add a folder to your shared folders. This should be a folder that you want to share.

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Step 2: Add Music Folder

Start this process by clicking the ‘plus’ sign under the ‘shared folders’ section. Now, choose the music option from the left side of the screen, click on iTunes, choose media, and then pick music files from the folder there.

Step 3: Choose User Account

Once you have selected the music folder to share, the next step is to pick the user account. Here, you can also allow permission like ‘read & write’ and others.

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These are some easy and fun ways to share iTunes music library with all devices. Try them and have fun.