Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2011 9:22 PM (in response to tavog34)
Since yesterday, many AppleTV users around the world have been experiencing the same issue. From what I've been able to tell from other postings, it's related to the Apple servers - they are being upgraded for the iCloud and many Apple TV users are getting the "Need to Authorize Computer" message when they try to play a TV show or movie. Your iTunes movie RENTALS and MUSIC should still work though.
A get-around is to stream your TV shows and purchased movies. To do that, start the movie or TV show in iTunes on your computer as if you are going to watch it on your computer. Once it starts to play, click on the little icon in the lower right-hand corner (hover your mouse around the area to get it to show up)....and then click on "Apple TV" (one of the two options the little icon gives you).....that will start it streaming on your TV. It's going to "push" it to your APple TV box rather than it being pulled there by Apple TV itself.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to tavog34)
I have the same problem. I've even lost a movie rental that I had downloaded and was waiting to watch. This is not a good situation for Apple. I'm not interested in jumping through hoops because the system is now broken. Apple, please fix this right away as I am about to go to netflix.