Stream music with Apple iTunes
1. Apple’s iTunes can also be used to share files across a network, including any music that you have purchased from the iTunes Store. For the latter, however, the particular file you wish to share must be authorised for up to five computers to play it at a time.
2. To start sharing, click Edit, Preferences and select the Sharing tab. In the dialog box that appears, tick the box for ‘Share my library on my local network’. You can now share either the entire library or stream individual file types. You can also specify a password for accessing your media files if you wish.
3. For sharing to take place, the computer on which the library is stored must be switched on and iTunes must be running. On the second PC, open iTunes and go to Edit, Preferences. Select ‘Look for shared libraries’ and click ok. iTunes will then search the network for shared media.
4. As well as media streaming across a network, you can share your playlists with other iTunes users by creating an iMix. Select the playlist you want to share and then click File, ‘Create an iMix’. Once you sign into your account, this will be uploaded with previews of tracks held on the iTunes store.