iTunes Home Sharing Not Working

iTunes Home Sharing allows you to share the iTunes media libraries between up to five computers, which are sharing with the same Wi-Fi network. With iTunes Home Sharing turned on, you can listen to music or watch movies on another computer or iOS device, iPhone, iPad, iPod.

Basically iTunes Home Sharing helps you stream music, movies, TV shows, and more to the multiple computers (Mac, PC), Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices in your family, you will need to turn on Home Sharing on the devices. You’ll also need to use the same Apple ID on each device on your home Wi-Fi network.

iTunes Home Sharing Not Working and Troubleshooting

After enabling Home Sharing and clicking Done, Home Sharing is no longer visible until it detects another computer with Home Sharing enabled.

If you just cannot get your iTunes Home Sharing to work properly. Check the settings as following.

Bonjour Service is required for iTunes Home Sharing.

Apple Bonjour servide provides a general method to discover services on a local area network, so the first thing you need to check is if it is running on your computer. Normally if you have iTunes installed, you should have it enabled. To double check, you can open Windows Task Manager (also keep iTunes running)> Services > Check if Bonjour Service is running.

If you are on a Windows PC, you can right-click Computer on your desktop and select Manage from the pop-up menu, then Select Services and Applications > Services > Double-click the Bonjour service, set the Startup type to Automatic > Apply > Reopen iTunes to see if problem solved.

If iTunes Home Sharing still now work, you can try to uninstall and reinstall iTunes on our computer.