HT4448: About Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) software updatesLearn about About Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) software updates
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 9:46 PM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
"Click on the one that contains your rented movie. Start playing."
It doesn't show up anywhere. Certainly not in 'Movies', and there are no other sections which are relevant.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 10:19 PM (in response to KaitainCPS)
Are you sure you have "Home Sharing" activated on the computer you rented the movie AND on your Apple TV?
Just checking as this is the key to making this procedure work.
Also, do you have iTunes set up on your computer so the traditional menu column appears on the left side. It is not visible by default in the latest version?
Apple TV and iTunes running most recent software versions?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
I agree with Kaiain. It does not work. No sign of my rented movie but everything else appears and is watchable. I, however, have a 1st Gen ATV!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to Aquatic999)
You nailed it. Home Sharing functionality is not available on the Apple TV 1st Generation...only 2nd and 3rd.
For others who want to use this method to watch movies rented on your computer on your television via an Apple TV examine this link:
Best, Mr. Luigi
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2014 9:07 PM (in response to art308)
I must add that it is crucial to make sure that your ATV is signed in under the SAME user_name as your iTunes. Most of us have several user_names or accounts with iTunes. And so far, Apple with not let us 'consolidate' all our user_names into one. So If your iTunes is on but signed in under a different user_name than your ATV is; you will NOT find that rented movie on your TV or ATV. I just spent 50 minutes figuring this out!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2014 11:06 PM (in response to gotomikee)
Most of us have several accounts? Really? I have had one iTunes/Apple account in the last 10 years, never saw any reason to have more than one.
Suffice it to say that is not the problem. I still can't play rented movies on Apple TV unless I rented them using Apple TV. The wheel spins forever. I have given up on my Apple TV doing what I want it to do and Apple doesn't seem to care. They are too busy adding crappy sports channels to Apple TV that no one in my house will ever watch. It just junks up my menus but I guess they think we're all a bunch of sports fanatics. (And Korean TV? Who the **** wants THAT?)