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Problem finding rented movie in iTunes

8563 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 2:26 PM by gritzildino RSS
gritzildino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 8, 2013 2:15 AM

I rented a movie on my iphone from itunes... turns out i didnt have enough free memory to watch it on my phone... I figured I would just go onto itunes on my macbook and download it there... No dice, couldnt find it anywhere

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    Look under Purchases.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,270 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 2:22 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    If you actually downloaded the rental on your phone, you cannot transfer it to any other device or computer. That's why it doesn't show, & why you won't be able to view it on your computer.

  • Rory Jacobs Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 2:24 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    If you download a rented purchase on any iOS device or Apple TV, it is not transferable to any other device or computer - as mentioned here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1657

     

    This is why I only ever rent movies on iTunes through my Mac, or if I'm watching immediately through Apple TV.

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 2:49 AM (in response to LousyFool)

    ...right - I forgot to add, "on your phone"...

  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to gritzildino)

    gritzildino wrote:

     

    So I guess it only works from Mac to iPhone and not the other way around...?

    Correct.

     

    Not a secret, though, and not much guesswork, either. It's written e.g. here:

    Can I play my rental on more than one device?

    • If you download a rented movie on your computer: You can transfer it to a device such as your Apple TV (1st generation), iPhone, iPad, or iPod if it’s a standard-definition film (movies in HD can only be watched on your computer, iPad, iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or Apple TV). Once you move the movie from your computer to a device, the movie will disappear from your computer's iTunes library. You can move the movie between devices as many times as you wish during the rental period, but the movie can only exist on one device at a time.
    • If you download a rented movie on your iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or Apple TV: It is not transferable to any other device or computer.

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