Apple reinstates Home Sharing for music in latest iOS 9 beta

“Apple made good on a promise to return music Home Sharing to iOS with the release of its fourth iOS 9 beta on Tuesday, a build which also came with a few minor user interface adjustments including a new way of displaying Handoff panes in the app switcher,” AppleInsider reports.

“Home Sharing for music is now an active option in iOS 9 beta, restoring a feature many iPhone, iPad and iPod users relied upon to stream content not stored locally on their iOS devices,” AppleInsider reports. “Home Sharing was stripped of its ability to play back music with the release of iOS 8.4, which coincidentally marked the launch of Apple Music in June.”

“Also changed with today’s iOS 9 version is the app switcher, which sports a relocated Handoff pane that resides at the bottom of the screen. Swiping up on the preview initiates a Handoff session and loads app data from a host device,” AppleInsider reports. “Previously, Handoff popped up as an extra app switcher pane located to the far left of all open iOS apps.”

More info and screenshot in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Works as advertised!

Apple working to have Home Sharing for music in iOS 9 – July 7, 2015
Apple’s iOS 8.4 killed Home Sharing support for music – July 2, 2015


  1. I have installed public beta nearly couple of weeks ago — I do not have developer account, just regular one.

    As far as I understand this update the article talks about only came to developer accounts, right?

    If so, then in few days Apple might release new version of Beta to broader public testers base?

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