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I'm posting on behalf of my 4.5 y/o son. He has Minecraft PE on the iPad and sees all these YouTube videos of Minecraft with actual people there. Do I have the wrong version? Does it need to be on the computer? Or does he have to be linked via WiFi to other players? How do you get an actual player/guy/person?

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Um... multiplayer? –  Jeffrey Lin Apr 18 '13 at 23:10
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It might be helpful if you linked one of the youtube videos to point out what you mean by "actual people". –  tugs Apr 18 '13 at 23:19
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Minecraft pocket currently only supports Local WiFi.

You'll both need to have a device which has Minecraft pocket on it, and both be able to connect to the same WiFi network. On the main menu there are three options; Join Game, Start Game and Options.

Join game is the Local WiFi option. You'll both need to have set the 'server visible by default' option in the options menu.

Actual multiplayer may be coming in future versions (currently it is version 0.6.1) but it isn't ready yet.

The videos you may be seeing could be from the Desktop version, or possibly the Xbox version. Both are different versions of minecraft with separate features and options compared to pocket edition.

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The current version 0.7.4 alpha allows you to connect to a server. The option is really hidden:

  1. Select the button PLAY
  2. Click Edit
  3. The button beside the edit button will now be labeled "EXTERNAL"
  4. Click it and select your server IP/name and port.

Now you can play in a server.

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I believe the videos about Minecraft you saw your son watching from YouTube is actually in the PC Version, not the PE Version. Thought that the PE Version supported multiplayer now.

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Well you need wifi then there is a app called "Multiplayer for Minecraft PE" it lets you play around the world but the app does cost $2.99 on the iTunes Store.

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@FEichinger I found it; it's called "Multiplayer for Minecraft PE". It is a third party app, though, so I'm a tad skeptical. –  Unionhawk Apr 19 '13 at 0:01
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@Unionhawk Removed previous comment, as it is now obsolete. However - Please Note: The software this post recommends is not affiliated with Mojang. Since it is paid software, please do check the review section and use at own discretion. –  FEichinger Apr 19 '13 at 0:56
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This is a terrible badwrong answer to give someone who is as unfamiliar with Minecraft as the OP is. –  SevenSidedDie Apr 19 '13 at 1:55
    
There's a new word for badwrong, its called badong. –  Cole Busby Sep 26 '13 at 19:45
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