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Apple confirms Home Sharing for music will return in iOS 9

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When Apple rolled out iOS 8.4 and launched Apple Music last Tuesday, the company removed Home Sharing for music, which allowed users to stream songs from their library to other devices on their home network. But the company this week confirmed that it will return with iOS 9.

Apple didn’t give a reason for the removal of Home Sharing for music at the time, and Home Sharing video still remains in its latest software releases. With that being the case, many assumed it was just a bug rather than a conscious decision to kill off the feature.

But after one Apple fan humorously threatened to ask Taylor Swift for help in getting the feature back, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, chimed in on Twitter to confirm Apple is “working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9.”

iOS 9 is already available as a beta for developers, and we’re expecting a third release any day now. But the software won’t actually roll out to the public until later this fall. You’ll have to wait a little while for Home Sharing’s return, then, but you can rest assured it is coming back.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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