Apple looks set to bring back its popular Home Sharing function for music, after a senior executive tweeted about the company’s plans.
Eddy Cue, who runs iTunes, took to Twitter to say: “We are working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9.”
Cue’s comments come after iPhone and iPad users were left miffed following the update to iOS 8.4 last week. The platform bump, which brought with it Apple’s music streaming service, appeared to kill off Home Sharing for music via iOS.
That meant it was no longer possible to share an iTunes library over Wi–Fi while using an iPhone or iPad, after Apple underestimated just how well loved this feature is by its community.
In iOS 8.4’s release notes, Home Sharing was billed as “not currently available”. Having tested the waters, it appears Apple is now rowing back on its plans to kill the feature, which still works on Mac and Apple TV.
iOS 9 is set to go into public beta later this month, with a final release expected in the autumn.