iOS 8.4 disables some Home Sharing functions, Apple says it’s working on a fix for iOS 9

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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 08:19
Category: iOS, News, Software


This is why they invented bug fixes.

A number of iOS 8.4 users have stepped forward to complain that the recent update disabled their Home Sharing functionality.

They, in turn, have been told that they’re have to wait until iOS 9’s release to get the feature working again.

Home Sharing lets users stream their iTunes songs over Wi-Fi from a Mac to iOS devices, Apple TV boxes, and other Macs. Last week, Apple disabled this feature for music in iOS 8.4, which is the same update that enables the new Apple Music streaming service. Apple has since flagged the lack of Home Sharing as a “known issue” and has yet to say when it might bring the feature back.

In response to this, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and services. Cue wrote on Twitter that Apple is “working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9.”

Apple has yet to offer a reason why Home Sharing for music has stopped working, albeit this could be due to licensing concerns with the newly-released Apple Music streaming service.

Until a fix arrives, users who rely on Home Sharing should avoid iOS 8.4 and Apple Music. Otherwise, third-party solutions such as Plex and Subsonic will have to suffice. If you’ve already updated, keep in mind that Home Sharing will still work with Apple TV, and with video files on all devices.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Macworld

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