Sharing your iTunes library across computers
If your computer is connected to other computers over a local network, you can share items in your library with up to five of those computers. While your computer is on and iTunes is open, others in your network can play your shared items, but shared items can’t be imported into others’ libraries.
If you want to import items from other iTunes libraries on other computers in your home, you can turn on Home Sharing. You can use Home Sharing with up to five computers. To use Home Sharing, you must have an iTunes Store account.
Sharing is intended for personal use only.
To share your library with other computers:
Choose EditÂ > Preferences, click Sharing, and select â€œShare my library on my local network.â€
Select the items you want to share.
To require users to enter a password before they can see your shared items, select â€œRequire passwordâ€ and enter a password.
To turn off sharing:
Choose EditÂ > Preferences and then click Sharing.
Deselect â€œShare my library on my local network.â€
To import items from other libraries using Home Sharing:
Choose AdvancedÂ > Turn On Home Sharing.
Type your iTunes account name and password, and then click Create Home Share.
Using the same user name and password, repeat steps 1 and 2 on each computer.
To import items from another computer, select the computer (below Shared), and drag items from its library to yours.
to automatically import iTunes Store items downloaded to a computer you’re Home Sharing with, select â€œAutomatically import new purchases from [Computer Name].â€
To turn off Home Sharing:
On each computer, choose AdvancedÂ > Turn Off Home Sharing.
You can share movies; radio station links; and MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, and AAC files. You can’t share programs purchased from Audible.com or QuickTime sound files.