1. cwhence's Avatar
    I hope this question is not too stupid. I've been suing Macs for almost 20 years.
    I have a home wifi network with a Power Mac desk top, lap top, iPod, and iPad connections.
    I've never really used home sharing. But I recently acquired an Apple TV.
    My question is: do my computers have to be turned on to use home sharing?
    I do have an ITunes Account, iCloud and the latest OS.
    As a follow up if I want to use home sharing do I have to worry about the computers going to sleep?
    Thanks Much.
    03-29-2014 07:30 AM
  2. JBaby_9783's Avatar
    Yes, your computer has to be on. I don't know the answer to your follow up question. My iMac doesn't go to sleep. I just have it set to turn off the display. Someone else may know though or you might find the answer here. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202190

    Sent from my Retina iPad mini using Tapatalk 2
    03-29-2014 07:46 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The computer that has all the media on it needs to be awake. But any media that you bought from Apple via iTunes should be available on the Apple TV without needing home sharing.
    cwhence likes this.
    03-29-2014 09:10 AM
  4. cwhence's Avatar
    Thanks much for replying to my question about home sharing on Mac devices. This info is very useful.
    03-29-2014 12:11 PM

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