Apple may have introduced a brand new Apple Music feature in its latest iOS 8.4 update, but it looks like they have removed something too. According to Apple’s Support Communities forum, the company has removed its Home Sharing feature for music in iOS.
Home Sharing was first introduced in 2011. It allows users to share their iTunes library with different iOS devices, as long as they are connected to the same network. It works for both music and video content however, in the latest iOS 8.4 update, Home Sharing for music is no longer available.
On the same day iOS 8.4 was released, the official Home Sharing support page was also updated to reflect the changes. The webpage used to give instructions on how to enable Home Sharing for both music and videos, but now, it only show instructions for the latter.
Of course, this could be a licensing problem with Apple Music that restricts the company from streaking content over Wi-Fi. Moreover, Home Sharing will conflict with the Apple Music family plan that goes for US$5.99 (RM22.53) a month.
This will definitely be a big problem for those who are using Home Sharing. Fortunately, for the rest who are using iTunes on desktop and on Apple TV, music Home Sharing is still available.