How to Set Up and Use Home Sharing on Apple TV

tvOS makes it pretty simple to stream content from your computer or iOS device to Apple TV using Home Sharing. You can stream not just music, movies or TV shows but also your memorable photos and other iTunes items. Let me show you how it works the right way:

Streaming content from your computer or iOS device to Apple TV using Home Sharing is dead simple. tvOS lets you stream a variant of contents like music, movies, TV shows, photos and more. Haven’t used it as yet? Follow this hands-on guide to Set up and use Home Sharing on your Apple TV.

First things first, both your computer/iOS device and Apple TV must be connected to the same Apple ID. Besides, Home Sharing must be enabled on all the devices.

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How to Stream Content From iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC to Apple TV

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How to Set Up Home Sharing On your Mac or Windows PC

Step #1. Open iTunes on your Mac.

Open iTunes on Mac

Step #2. Next, Select File from the menu bar.

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Select File from the menu bar on Mac

Select Home Sharing and then Click on Turn on Home Sharing.

Select Home Sharing and click on Turn on Home Sharing in iTunes on Mac

Step #2. Now, you have to enter your Apple ID and password, then click Turn on Home Sharing.

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Enter Apple ID and password then click Turn on Home Sharing on Mac

How to Set Up Home Sharing on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device and then select Music or Videos.

Open Settings app on iPhone and then select Music

Step #2. Now, tap on Sign In under Home Sharing and then enter your Apple ID and password.

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Tap on Sign then enter Apple ID and password in iPhone Settings

Getting it done on tvOS is equally easy.

How to Set Up Home Sharing On Your Apple TV

Step #1. Open Settings app on your Apple TV and select Accounts.

Step #2. Click on Home Sharing and then turn it on. Now, enter your Apple ID and password.

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After you have perfectly configured all of your devices using the same Apple ID, you can start streaming content on your set-top box.

How to Stream Content on Apple TV

Step #1. Select computers icon on the Apple TV Home screen.

Step #2. Now, press the Touch surface.

Step #3. Next, you should see libraries from your shared devices. You can now view or play content from any library.

That’s it!

Have your say:

I find Home Sharing very helpful as it makes streaming a breeze. What do you think of it? Toss up your thoughts in the comments.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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