Pulling my hair out over "home sharing" with my Iphone and Ipad4

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    Please help me, as I have read every bit of advise on the google searches and non of them are a bit of help. Im logged into my home sharing with the exact same user id on both my PC, IOS 6.01 Iphone4, and IOS 6.01 Ipad4. Now everything I keep reading tells me I need to go into settings, then down to the "Music" app and open it. Inside there should be a "More" button which I have never seen, but once I open this mystical "more" button I should see an option called "shared". Why cant I find these options? Is there anyone who has had this problem and figured it out?
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    Look for a triangular button in the lower right corner after you start a song. Click it to play to your other device.
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    Perhaps this?

    iOS: Setting up Home Sharing on your device

    Not knowing what you found on Google, this could be more of the same; but it is what I used when setting my Home Sharing.

    Also, in case you did not realize, the computer hosting the iTunes library must be on (obviously) and iTunes must be running on it (not so obvious), or there will be nothing to be found when the iPad and iPhone look for shared libraries.
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    The obvious was in case the obvious, so there is no problem on that end. Unfortunately your link was the first place that I started. I appreciate the help though.
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    Ok, then it is probably some setting in your router blocking the protocol.

    You've probably seen this link too.

    Troubleshooting Home Sharing

    All I can suggest is checking out the Firewall section and going through your router settings, and any anti-virus/firewall software you may have running on the computer.

    Good luck.
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    Ok, I feel really stupid now. The one thing that I never did but kept reading about was of course the Occam's razor. I just had to reboot booth IOS devices.
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    As long as it gets solved. :)

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