2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2012 4:57 AM by Jbuscombe
Jbuscombe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an issue. So, I choose a movie to rent. It starts to download. Up comes a message saying "Ready to play in 6 hours 42 minutes". Annoying. I let it download to watch another day. The movie finishes downloading. I go to watch the movie 3 days later only to see  the same message appear "Ready to play in 6 hours 42 minutes".

Why does apple TV not save such downloads to be watched later. I'm considering either never hiring movies through apple TV or returning this thing. Any suggestions? ( I already have the res set to standard too!)

Apple TV (2nd generation), iOS 5.1
  • 1. Re: Apple TV downloads
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Welcome to the Apple community.


    If you use the Apple TV for something else, turn it off or otherwise allow its turn itself off, any downloaded you have saved to it will be lost.

    With such slow Internet speeds, you may wish to consider downloading content to your computer, and streaming it from there. You will have to wait until it is fully downloaded on your computer, but it will not be erased when your computer is turned off or you use it for something else.

    Another option would be to consider upgrading your Internet service to something which is considerably faster than what you have got now, perhaps 10 MB per second or faster.

  • 2. Re: Apple TV downloads
    Jbuscombe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That must be what happened. Thanks for your (Lightning fast) response! I shall downlad to my computer from now on.  brilliant.