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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 02-Jul-15 08:54:12
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iOS 8.4 Quietly Disables Home Sharing for Music


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iOS 8.4 Quietly Disables Home Sharing for Music
By Chris Mills on 02 Jul 2015 at 8:30AM

With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other, it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning.

As part of the iOS 8.4 update that brought Apple Music, Home Sharing has been disabled for iOS devices. Home Sharing would let you stream your local iTunes library from your computer to your iDevice on the same network. It was a great way to press an old iPad into service by hooking it up to your speakers, and had been an iOS feature since v4.3.

Apple quietly updated its Home Sharing support page to reflect the change, which, by the way, doesn’t affect Apple TVs.
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 02-Jul-15 10:46:23
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Looks like someone in Cupertino pressed the Ease of Use button.

I have decided to cancel new features in software, not because they did not work, but because it was too difficult to explain in the documentation.

It's not the age... it's the mileage.

Edited by micksharpe (Thu 02-Jul-15 10:50:17)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 02-Jul-15 13:10:02
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What do you mean? It's not a new feature.

I'm guessing you don't have an iPhone.


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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 02-Jul-15 15:41:44
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
I'm guessing you don't have an iPhone.
You're right, I don't. I know that Apple are famous for quietly removing features from their products.

It's not the age... it's the mileage.
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Fri 03-Jul-15 09:11:01
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Yes, [censored] mad about this. I use this quite often.
Be careful too there are loads of stories about iTunes wrecking your library, do a backup first. Mine seems to be fine but I don't use match or iCloud music.
http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/07/01/apple-musi...
Bad week for Apple users who love music.

Edited by stniuk (Fri 03-Jul-15 09:12:13)

Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Jul-15 17:51:44
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It is because of streaming and is a condition from the record labels.

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 04-Jul-15 19:24:34
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I think you just made that up
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Sun 05-Jul-15 11:25:50
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I've heard that and wouldn't be surprised. Streaming still works on pre 8.4 devices, my old iPod touch stuck on 5.1.1 still streams and of course apple tv.
Auto update has been switched off.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 05-Jul-15 11:46:10
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Well, iTunes Match still works, so does Plex. To me, that indicates Apple couldn't get it working.

Edited by BatBoy (Sun 05-Jul-15 11:47:40)

Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Jul-15 21:34:43
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I don't care what you think.

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