Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2011 8:43 AM (in response to jimhaynes)In previous version of Itunes I could delete the unwanted file and the uncheck the box in the store tab to stop automatic downloads. This stopped working when I updated to version 10. Dont want both SD and HD versions of TV shows to download since I have a monthely download limit. I have emailed support but dont expect a solution.DELL, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to jimg67)Check Edit->Preferences->Apple TV tab and check the box to prevent Apple TV from syncing automatically. Under the Preferences Store tab I unchecked the box "Automatically download purchased content.Home built, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2011 10:39 AM (in response to jimhaynes)
I still don't have an Apple TV tab. Some of the downloads came and some didn't. I want the ones that didn't. Any suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to jimhaynes)
I was experiencing the same thing...no matter how many times I deleted a show from my iTunes library, it kept coming back. Very frustrating!
Today I finally figured it out: go to your Store in iTunes and click on "Purchased". Delete the TV shows there.
Then go back to "TV Shows" in the iTunes Library, right click on the shows and select "Delete". That should do it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to evaprov)
TV Shows and Movies are NOT available options under my "Purchased" content. Only gives me access to Music, App, Books. I'm on the Canadian iTunes store, and it might make a difference.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to HSB_TO)
This is not answered. I've tried the following:
- Deleting the show when it starts downloading (every time I start iTunes)
- Removing it from Purchased list
- Removing it from playlist
- Removing it from library
- Going to iTunes store in iTunes, looking up purchased, removing it there (or "hiding" it)
Nothing works. Every time I restart iTunes 10.5.3, it starts again. I HATE THIS SHOW and am so tired of it re-downloading. It's 1.1 GB. I've watched it once, I downloaded it once fully. And deleted it. Yet it keeps coming back like a zombie.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to jimhaynes)
Annoying here too. Stop iTunes restarting d/ls by Edit -> Prefs -> Store and UNCHECK the box for Always check for available downloads
I DO NOT want both HD and SD d/ls.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 5:48 PM (in response to musicrab)
I watch TV via Apple TV and don't want to download the TV content. I only want to download music.
But the TV shows keep appearing even after I unclick "check for downloads". Is there a way to remove content that you don't want to download to computer and just leave it in "PURCHASED" so that I can download only what I want. You can do that with iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, but it seems you can't do that on iTunes when using a computer. It just download everything at least once.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to DCYP)
Apple is worth 600 billion dollars so they are right and you are wrong and iTunes is awesome. If you don't stop complaining they will buy your country and turn it in labour camp. So shut up.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to jimhaynes)
same problem here. I watch TV show purchases via Apple TV and don't want to download the TV to my Mac(s) -- it only eats up bandwidth. I do want to download music to the Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to jimhaynes)
Same here. Arg!!! We are all having the same problem, and no solution?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Grozman)
ok here's what i did -- went into Preferences > General and unchecked the "TV Shows" from my itunes library. then i deleted the show files. then i monitored it for a couple days and they didnt seem to come back...
try that and let us know!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to mdelvecchio)
Finally a solution thanks.
As mdelvecchio said aove if you go to Preferences > General and uncheck the "TV Shows" from the itunes library. then go to the Downloads screen you can delete the show files forever.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 12:51 AM (in response to jimhaynes)
I had the same problem.
I clicked on TV Shows in the left column and I right-click on the show and select "mark as watched". I have started Itunes since and it doesn't seem to download.