I've been trying to use iTunes / Music.app on my iPhone 4S running latest iOS 7.1.1 (11D201) and access the "Home Shared" iTunes library that my Mac Pro (10.9.3) makes available on my network. No problem with my other computers accessing this library and my AppleTV doesn't have any problems either. However, though my iPhone sees the library on Home Sharing, when I select the library and it starts to load I get to about half-way on the circle / pie-chart before it just stops. No errors, nothing; if I leave it alone it doesn't resolve itself. In other words, I can't access my shared library from my phone.
I've tried rebooting the phone, killing all other applications and in general making sure that the phone isn't under any stress. Nothing works. Though I have seen mention of this problem on the internet I haven't seen any solutions. Worth noting that it doesn't work on my wife's iPhone 5, either.
I have seen mentions on forums about re-logging on to Home Sharing and also checking the network settings of the WiFi router. The former doesn't solve it and the latter doesn't sound correct since it does get half way before failing; in an experiment, the pie-chart status circle will stop MUCH sooner if there is a network issue.
Any ideas? Anyone else experiencing this issue?