Originally Posted by chabig
No. But each use has their own account, right? They should.
You can already authorize multiple iTunes accounts simultaneously. Log out of one account (iTunes store > click on account name > sign out). The account stays authorized even though you are logged out. Then authorize the other accounts the same way. They'll all stay authorized.
I'm not sure I follow how this works... I've never played around with this because I always used one account for me and my wife... iCloud may require I change my philosophy...
The way I understood it (which may or may not be 100% correct), multiple accoutnts doesn't solve the problem of sharing music and movies between accounts. It just fragments the entire purpose of having a central computer or cloud with ALL your media. When you want to access your media via your iPhone or Apple TV at home on your wi-fi network, you have to figure out what account has what media, hope that the computer is logged in the correct account, log into the correct account on your phone or Apple TV and then stream. Totally un-Apple. I thought that iCloud was supposed to fix this problem. It fixes it only for one individual user who uses one account on their home computers. This may satisfy the average nerd, but it does not address a large portion of families.
I don't think it's beyond the realm of "fair-use" to assume that media purchased from the same household, with the same credit card, should be accessible by all Apple devices used by the household. I mean we're not talking people trying to take advantage of the system, we're talking about average families.