9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 3:52 AM by Winston Churchill
kappajap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My entire library was purchased in the U.S. all apple except the P.C. I went out and bought an apple T.V. home sharing device. I can't get the thing to play my movies here. I've checked eveything the enabling icon everything. Is this some kind of licencing thing? If it is it's crap. It's as if I bought a pair of glasses that won't work the minute I leave my house. 


T.V. home sharing device
  • 1. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)

    kappajap

     

    Is it just moviesor do you have any connection over home sharing with the apple tv.

     

    For basics check they are on the same network, apple ID and home sharing is on.  Reboot all devices INCLUDING router (take all cables out of ATV for 30 Secs) and let us know if that doesn't work.

     

    Regards

     

    jules

  • 2. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    kappajap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I can home share with Japan Hulu which is mostly old bad American movies. It will access my movie library I can see the covers and TV but I get a Delta message that says it could not connect to my "Library"I also did reboot and check to make sure all my applications were up to date.

  • 3. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    kappajap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh and I meant to say thank you Jules I appreciate the help but I really think it's some kind of licensing thing.

     

    Kappajap

  • 4. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)

    It should allow you to play your content from your library although I don't know Japanese law, confirm it is you itunes library and not another format.

     

    Regards

     

    Jules

  • 5. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    ToU for iTunes states that you can only access content from an iTunes Store whilst in the location of that store.

  • 6. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)

    Hi Winston, does that mean anything I purchase becomes invalid if I move country.  I know you cannot purchase from a store when you are not living there but if I buy a film surely I own it as I would be able to take a DVD with me?

     

    Jules

  • 7. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)

    If you move, you have to move your iTunes account to the local store.

     

    It's all a little unclear really, Japan, so far as I am aware doesn't yet have iTunes in the Cloud, although it does have a movie store.

     

    I know for example US servicemen have been able to purchase whilst abroad in the past, but it seems as though Apple may be tightening up on this.

     

    The ToU's are quite clear though. I'm looking on it at the moment in the light that if you have run a red light before and got away with it, you shouldn't necessarily expect to get away with it next time.

  • 8. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    kappajap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, I can and have "bought" and rented several movies, music, podcasts, and T.V. while here I can watch them and add them to my i-pod as well all that's required is that I must maintain an American billing address for my account. Also no you don't own your movies or music Jules or you could leave it to your kids which you could do with your dvd's or coffee maker or anything else you buy. I've been running the "red" light for awhile. But I guess if I decide to stay here in Japan, that means I can't can only "own them if I'm at home. Kind of reminds me of my old **** collection.

    But all of that dosen't really concern me what I would like to do is simply take what I've bought and play it on my T.V. I can watch it on the P.C. but that's not as good as watching a movie on the big screen, I was hoping it was techinical but I'm begining to believe it's something else. I was also thinking that some one else had been through this and found a solution.

     

    Thank you to both of you,

     

    Dan

  • 9. Re: Greetings, I'm in Japan
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,985 points)
    all that's required is that I must maintain an American billing address for my account.

     

    Unfortunately, I think you misunderstand that part. My understanding is that you require a US billing address for a US iTunes Store account, but it doesn't guarantee you can use your account in contravention of other terms of use.

     

    From the Terms of Use.

     

    The iTunes Service is available to you only in the United States, its territories, and possessions. You agree not to use or attempt to use the iTunes Service from outside these locations. Apple may use technologies to verify your compliance.