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HT1657 I want to watch the movie on an airplane.

2014 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2013 5:01 PM by Susangrillo RSS
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Jun 23, 2013 9:19 AM

I don't think this is possible, but If I let it run until the credits and not watch it, will I be able to rewind and watch it on plane??

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Susangrillo)

    As long as the film has been fully downloaded to the iPad's Videos app then you should be able to watch it whilst offline - you shouldn't need to have started watching it before you get on the plane, and once you start watching it you have 24 hours if you are in the US, 48 hours elsewhere, to finish watching it before it expires.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to Susangrillo)

    All films, including rentals, should download to the Videos app - do they not appear in the Movies tab in the Videos app ?


    The iTunes app does require an internet connection as that is the store.

  • honeyface Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to Susangrillo)

    I rented 8 movies from the iTunes Store, downloaded them completely in Australia. They appear under "rentals" in the VIDEO app. When I try to play them while connected they give the warning "do you want to play this rented movie.? It will expire 48 hours after you start watching it." So I figure I'll save them for viewing on my 30 hour plane ride to the USA. On the plane (with no connection) I press PLAY and get the message "movie cannot be played - OK?"

    Brilliant - Apple strikes again. Wouldn't it occur to Apple that watching a rented movie is just the sort of thing you would like to do when you are (a) on an airplane (b) in a remote location where there is no Internet.? Dumb - just plain stupid really.

  • honeyface Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to Susangrillo)

    Susan - no - and that's my whole gripe. When I'm on a plane and when I am at a remote location is when I am most likely to want to watch a RENTALvideo - but I can't because Apple is not providing what customers want. They providing what they want.

  • fussycat Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2013 3:54 AM (in response to Susangrillo)

    Well that ***... It took me 12 hrs to download a rental today so I can specifically watch on a plane!

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    I'rented movies and started to watch them on a plane on several occasions. I was quite happy about that, and that what get me in renting movies on iTunes in the first place.


    But on my last 2 trips, I wasn't able to watch the movie from the plane. I had to have an Internet connection to make it work.


    I guess it kills any reason to keep renting movies on iTunes to me... How stupid is that?


    Also when renting a movie, you have clear informations about how many time you'll get access to the content. Why not making clear infos that an internet connection is require? Feels like a swindle.

  • J-2K Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Susangrillo,


    Did you purchase this movies 24 hours before to watch them in the plane? Or was it several days before you fly?

    Thanks for sharing


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