Apple has enhanced the way you stream music, TV, and movie content from your computer running iTunes to your iOS mobile device. Previously Home Sharing only allowed sharing media between computers, but with the iOS 4.3 update you can now access your library from any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch on your home network.
Ars Technica has the complete guide, but here’s a quick run down of the steps.
- Make sure you’re running iTunes 10.2 and your device has iOS 4.3 installed
- On your computer, go to Advanced > Turn on Home Sharing
- On your iPad, iPhone or iPod, go to Settings > iPod > Login using your Apple ID under the Home Sharing section (hopefully this is the same Apple ID you’re using on your computer)
- Go to the iPod app on your mobile device > More tab at bottom > Shared > select your Library