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iTunes Homesharing a Scam?

249 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 7:45 AM by varjak paw RSS
sara_artist Calculating status...
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Nov 19, 2012 9:00 PM

I have spent A LOT of money on itunes, both music and TV shows as well as movies. I had a Macbook Pro, Ipad and an older 2009 Imac desktop. Due to plans to write a novel, I decided to withdraw myself for twelve months and keep only my Imac to avoid constant distractions, particularly all my film & tv stuff. I find that if I make so many purchases, LEGITIMATELY, I should - if my computer is authorized - be allowed to download them to any of my computers. I purchased a whole TV series on my Ipad, for instance, yet I cannot download it onto my iMac unless I sync the ipad itself for homesharing. I have sold my ipad. So now what?


I find that absolutely appalling. Itunes is an internet thing, its not about my hardware or system. I make purchases using my apple ID on the internet and having my computer authorized, I should be able to re-download them if I am conntected to the internet and my system is authorized, particularly since I paid quite a bit of money.


Tell me if I am wrong, but if I made a purchase on my iPad or Macbook Pro using the same apple ID, having all the receipts visible in my account, why is it that I cannot re-download them without the actual devices? If that is the case, than iTunes has stolen hundreds of dollars from me and I want my money back.

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  • Tomo 2 Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to sara_artist)

    You can redownload your past purchases from the purchased section of itunes.

  • Tomo 2 Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to sara_artist)

    If it is not on your computer there should be an option to download them.  What version of itunes are you using (in the menu bar, click >> itunes >> about)

  • Tomo 2 Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to sara_artist)

    Yes, you do have the ability to download your past purchases.  Have ou been able to locate the "purchased" section in the itunes store?  When you do, it should have a list of all the songs/movies/apps you have ever bought.  You can download everything from there.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,055 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to sara_artist)

    Are you following the procedure outlined here?



    If so, where exactly are things breaking down?


    And just FYI, everyone here is just a fellow users, so getting chippy with those who reply to you really isn't helpful (not that it would be if you were talking with someone Apple).




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