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Watch rented movies on Apple tv AND Mac?

3643 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2013 7:00 AM by AceNeerav RSS
Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)
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Mar 12, 2011 9:47 AM
I rented a movie via Apple tv and was unable to watch it again on my Mac.

Have I missed something?

Thank you!
Mac OS X (10.6.5), Please don't tell me anything as useful as "re-format your hard drive" o.a.l.t.
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    Mar 12, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to Peter R.)
    The new Apple TV has no storage: when you 'rent' a movie you simply stream it from the site and it isn't stored anywhere. Consequently it's not available on your Mac. In order to watch it there you need to download it again, which presumably you can still do during the rental period.
    24 inch iMac (10.6.6), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.6), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)
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    Mar 12, 2011 2:50 PM (in response to Peter R.)
    I don't know for certain. The impression I get is that during the rental period you can watch it on any device that's logged in to your account; obviously once the rental period has expired you would indeed have to buy it again.
    24 inch iMac (10.6.6), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.6), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
  • Mac on Andy Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)
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    Mar 12, 2011 2:57 PM (in response to Peter R.)
    See here

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1657

    If you download on Apple TV you cannot watch on any other device or computer. You would need to rent on computer if you wish to watch on both computer and Apple TV.

    Hope that helps
    imac 27" i3, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iphone4, ipad, apple tv
  • AceNeerav Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Aug 3, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to Peter R.)

    this is so whack! this is like the 6th rental which has stopped buffering. i have done eveyrthing from restarting my apple tv to  rebooting my airport express!

     

    i dont know why they sell stuff if it doesn't work. i have a good 10 mbps connection. and downloading on my mac works perfectly fine even for HD content.

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