What is Bonjour service and do I need it?

Bonjour, meaning hello in French, allows for zero-configuration networking between different types of devices. You can use it to find other Apple services on a network, connect to other devices like network printers (that provide Bonjour support), or access shared drives.

What services use Bonjour?

Notable applications using Bonjour include:

  • iTunes to find shared music.
  • iPhoto to find shared photos.
  • iChat, Adobe Systems Creative Suite 3, Proteus, Adium, Fire, Pidgin, Skype, Vine Server, and Elgato EyeTV to communicate with multiple clients.
  • Gizmo5 to find other users on the local network.

Do I need Bonjour program on my computer?

Bonjour for Windows A business that runs on Windows PCs and doesn’t have any Apple devices or software that uses Bonjour, usually doesn’t need it. On the other hand, if you have iPhones or use Apple TV at work, and don’t also have a Mac, you likely manage these devices from a Windows computer.

Can I safely uninstall Bonjour?

You can definitely uninstall the Bonjour service without doing any harm to the computer. But, uninstalling or disabling the Bonjour service may limit the functionality of programs that use Bonjour.

What is Bonjour service discovery?

Bonjour is the Apple standards-based network technology designed to help devices and services discover each other on the same network.

How does Bonjour protocol work?

Bonjour uses a cache of Multicast DNS records to prevent hosts from requesting information that has already been requested. For example, when one host requests, say, a list of LPR print spoolers, the list of printers comes back via multicast, so all local hosts see it.

What happens if I uninstall Bonjour?

But, uninstalling or disabling the Bonjour service may limit the functionality of iTunes. If you ordinarily use any of the services provided by Bonjour, then the apps through which you use those features need Bonjour to work. Removing Bonjour from your device will cause those apps to stop working properly.

What is Bonjour service and how do I use it?

The Bonjour Service also allows applications to set up a network without requiring any configuration. Why does Bonjour Service appear on Windows 10? The application is not a part of Windows’ installation but a certain application (like Safari or iTunes) might install it as a component on Windows 10.

How to fix Bonjour service error in Windows 10?

How to fix Bonjour service error in Windows 10. 1 Press Windows key + R to open the Run elevated command-line. 2 In the command line, type services.msc and press Enter. 3 Locate Bonjour service. 4 Right-click on it and open Properties. 5 Under the Startup type, select Manual. 6 Confirm changes and restart your PC.

What operating systems does Bonjour support?

Bonjour has a free to download version for Microsoft Windows operating systems, supporting the following versions: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, & XP Some applications like Apple’s iTunes or the web browser Safari automatically install Bonjour if your computer is compatible with it.

How to download iTunes Bonjour services on Windows 10?

If you want to use Bonjour Services, you can go to Apple’s website for downloading iTunes for Windows. Apart from Windows 10, you can also find Bonjour Service in the following Windows operating systems.