8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2012 8:29 AM by Helen Love1
DenaliDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I purchased two seasons of one TV show using iTunes on my iPad, but the two seasons only appear on my Apple TV. I like watching on my 60" plasma HD TV, but it's a bear to carry with me, so I would love to watch on my Macbook Pro. Trouble is, the two seasons aren't available.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)

    did you go to your itunes on your macbook and go to purchased? See if it there. If not, try going to the name of the show in the store. Select it, and (if in usa) should be FREE to download. Just download it that way(long way). Check purchases first.

  • 2. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)

    If its the same APPLE STORE ID then its there somewhere for you to download. Purchased,Searching for it, or checking available downloads in itunes on comp.

     

    Your macbook might not be set for automatic downloads in your itunes....

  • 3. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    DenaliDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Macbook Pro is set for automatic downloads. The two seasons appear in my "Purchased" list and there does not seem to be any link to download again. I can watch normally on Apple TV. Searching for it only makes the episodes available on iTunes appear.

  • 4. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)

    On your computer, click on the Purchased link in the Quick Links section of the iTunes Store, and then click on the new TV Shows header. You can view your entire purchase history, or just what's not currently on your computer. On iPhone and iPod touch, use the Purchased button in iTunes and tap TV shows for a list of your purchases. Tap "All TV Episodes" to navigate through your library by episode and show, and use the cloud download buttons to download what you want. On iPad use the Purchased tab on the lower right in iTunes and then the View button on the upper left and choose TV Shows to browse your library. As with the iPhone and iPod touch, use the cloud download buttons to download what you want.

  • 5. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)

    Thats what apple says. If you cant that way, then you got me there. Ive done it those ways with no problems. Sorry

  • 6. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    DenaliDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Additionally, iTunes Sidebar shows "You bought..." and makes recommendations. iTunes/Store/Check for available downloads shows "All purchases have been downloaded."

  • 7. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)

    Nice to know. Haven't bought seasons yet, so I didn't know. Thanks for helping too.

  • 8. Re: Why can't I view purchased TV shows on my iPad?
    Helen Love1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I had same problem with brand new ipad whose OS I updated immediately upon purchase. Apple support gave me this fix (accidentally, in the manner of kicking the bushes to see if a bunny rabbit runs out)

     

    • instead of going to "purchased" go to TV shows in the store as if you were going to buy a new one
    • select the show or shows you have already bought
    • this presents you a list of shows available for download, which you can select.
    • Download begins, presto.

     

    his explanation was they've been doing a lot of updates lately and they shut certain functions down while that is happening.