Thing of the Week – iOS Home Sharing: The Missing Link
This weekend brought some much needed rain on Saturday followed by 80 degrees and sun for Sunday afternoon. What a perfect time to clean off the deck, crack a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and fire up the grill. The only thing missing is music, right?
One of the few gripes about the iPad last year was it’s inability to access my entire music library wirelessly. It made little sense that I should be able to push music from my iPad to the Airport Express but not push music to my iPad. This resulted in a couple emails to Steve about this logical hole in iOS.
The solution came a few weeks ago with version 4.3 of iOS. If you haven’t already done so, activate home sharing in iTunes on whatever machine holds all of your music. Pick up your iPad, fire up the iPod application and look in the top left corner.
Now you can access your whole music collection, including that rare Grateful Dead set from Filmore East, that choice version of Porch Song by Widespread Panic From 2001 or whatever else fits your fancy.
Happy spring, everybody. After this winter, we all need it.
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