3 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2013 9:36 PM by Fivey Mackenzie
Wishss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Extremely slow movie download from iTunes.  Is this normal?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • 1. Re: Slow iTunes movie download
    Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)



    Depending on how long a movie, it is probably not normal.


    It could be a problem if your computer does not have a USB 2 port.  An old USB 1 connection may work but would easily explain a slow download.



  • 2. Re: Slow iTunes movie download
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,410 points)

    It is so dependent upon how fast your internet connection is. I know one user that lets his movies download during the night when he goes to sleep so it can take several hours if it is a very large file - 3 GB maybe for a hi-def movie.


    I can download a 2 GB hi-def movie much faster than that example but it still takes about 1-1/2 to 2 hours with a fast connection.

  • 3. Re: Slow iTunes movie download
    Fivey Mackenzie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes it seems to be normal, but it SHOULDN'T be.


    I have a 100Mbps link, and downloads from Apple - and ONLY Apple - take forever (like 2Hr or more before a movie will even play)


    it seems to me that apple has insufficient infrastructure to support downloads at a reasonable speed.