Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 10:49 PM (in response to bdmiller)
I am using 10.6.1 w/ Win7 and I'm also getting very slow downloads. Someone recommended to remove Radio, Ping, and Shared LIbraries from the General> Sources section and that appears to have helped.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to Stoner)
Having the same issues. I stopped using iTunes for a while but I came back when I bought an iPad. But I regret it now. Downloading a 1mb update for an app states it will take 60 minutes. Podcasts take forever to download. I have a 100meg connection, please iTunes, download everything at once, I have the bandwidth. Not 3 at a time, it takes forever.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to bdmiller)
Just out of curiousity... do you leave iTunes running in the background all the time?
I have found that after iTunes has been open and running for several weeks that download speeds slow down. Most of the time I do not notice this as iTunes simply downloads podcast and app updates in the background automagically when I'm not paying any attention. It's only when there are multiple updates at one time that I notice. Closing and relaunching iTunes always "restores" the download speed to normal.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2013 10:11 PM (in response to I\'llhaveanother)
I have a 50x5 Mbit cable business class modem, from Time Warner, in my house (doing that give me priority bandwidth over other residences).... Also as a business class there's no data caps or port blockings. The most I EVER get from the iTunes Store is 4-5MBytes/sec (about 35 Mbits)... Usually I get 1-2 MBytes/sec to iTunes or any device
My guesses are
1) Apple just doesn't have the bandwidth during certain times
2) I notice they throttle accounts. If I download an entire hd season, I start out fast, then it slows after a few hrs... Im guessing apple has a max data cap per day then slows you down.
3) I also don't think Apple is capable of handling all the new 35-50Mbit connections that are now readily available from the big cable companies.
Im in Charlotte, NC, USA
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 5:10 AM (in response to TallBearNC)
Just curiuos, what leads you to believe Apple hosts all of the content?
There are servers all over the country hosting this content and most of the media is hosted by the content owners.
Specifically with podcasts (yes, I know other media is being discussed) the owner/distributer or their web host is hosting the content and the download speed is dependent upon the upload speed of the hosting company.
Keep in mind, your download speed is always dependent upon the upload speed/Internet connection of the hosting company, regardless of who that hosting company is.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 9:51 AM (in response to bdmiller)
I have an 80 Mbps internet download connection and it took 5 hours to download a movie with standard definition from itunes with my apple tv. It took 3 minutes when I used netflix on my ps3. Where is apple supports response to these issues?....there are thousands of posts of people with the same problems! Speedtest.net confirms my download speed is 80 Mbps! I have reset and restarted my apple tv and download speeds of movies are still unacceptably slow! My appleTV is connected to the internet via an ethernet cat6 cable. What is the point of these discussions when Apple techs don't even read or respond to our posts?