iTunes library in house with multiple users and devices
Posted on 2011-10-13
I am helping a family setup their new system with a large iTunes library. Prior to this they were all (6 total, 2 parents and 4 kids) syncing their ios devices to one system under one user account. This started to get messy with play lists and the like being changed and confusing for everyone.
What I am looking to do is find a way to share the library across the other computers, home sharing, and then enable the users to sync at their own systems.
Each user has a system and an ios device.
We want a way to not have to purchase the apps for every user (6) and be able to maximize disk space.
Parents - share the main iTunes server system, each have an iPhone to sync
Kid #1 - has a MacBook Air and iPhone wants to sync off of main library
Kid #2 - has a Windows 7 netbook and iPod and wants to sync off main library
Kid #3 and #4 - share a Windows XP PC and each have iPod's - want to sync off main library
There is also a family iPad that will need to be synced to main library
Let me know your thoughts on a proper config...