Do I have to use itunes to share music?


#1

Do I have to use itunes to use the sharespace to stream music on my network?


#2

Greetings,

Please see ANSWER ID2724 for more information on how to allow iTunes to stream music from an external ShareSpace. 


#3

Well there two media severs built into the unit, but i think there another part to that question missing. Where are you trying to stream the music to?


#4

Hi - also depends on what you are trying to stream to - so if you can help clarify that - then it will help to identify the recommended solution :slight_smile:

So you’ve got the internal iTunes service that you know about. Then you have the inbuilt Twonky Media server providing media streaming (music / video / images) to DLNA certified devices. It should also be able to stream to uPnP devices as well. Supported devices will be able to identify the Twonky / ShareSpace on your network and you’ll be able to access the media through simple to navigate menu structures.

Personally, one of my buying criteria was DLNA support - that Twonky Media server does very well - but that choice was because my primary viewing devices are DLNA based devices.

And … you also have standard file access to the network shares - so if your device supports file access over that medium - then it is another option for you.

Cheers.


#5

I was using a windows computer and didn’t want to put iTunes on it.  when I set up the shares I was able to access my music.  I’m looking forward to getting more DLNA devices, though.