In households with multiple computers, there is a lot of sense in setting up a home network and either investing in a network drive or using one computer as a central store for files. As well as using such a drive or machine to store personal files, it could also be used to store media files and MediaRover is a free tool that can be used to play and manage your media collection.
The program has been designed to make it possible to synchronise the iTunes libraries of everyone in the home - when a song or album is added to a library, it will automatically be made available to everyone. Similarly, when you edit MP3 tags or re-organise the library, the changes can be seen by everyone in the family.
The music in the shared library can be played on any computer or device on your home network and you even have the option of streaming music to Sonos devices.
Other similar tools are available, but they tend to suffer from being either difficult to set up or expensive to buy. MediaRover is not only available free of charge, but is also incredibly simple to configure. In just a matter of minutes you and your family can benefit from a shared iTunes library to expand your music collection.