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HT4539 Auto Download of Music Purchased on iTunes Radio on Apple TV?

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soazsun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 8, 2013 3:33 PM

I have a fair amount of experience with iTunes automatic downloads and use it all the time with my purchases.  I am now running iTunes 11.1.1 and experimenting with iTunes Radio.  Also using iTunes Radio on our Apple TV running through our home theater system audio speakers.  All works well.


But the other evening I found a song on iTunes Radio playing via the Apple TV that we liked, clicked on the buy button for the first time to try out the purchase routine and all progressed normally. (Yes, the Apple TV is associated with the same Apple ID.)  The receipt came to my Apple ID account as it should but the two computers (iMac and MacBook Pro) associated with the same Apple ID never auto downloaded the new music track as they normally do when I buy on one of the computers. All computers are authorized in iTunes.  I checked "Store>Check For Available Downloads" in the computers' iTunes applications (again iTunes 11 on both) and it says all available downloads are complete.  But I am still missing the new track in the iTunes library that I've paid for.  Any ideas?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • KalvutTysie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I have the same issue. My automatic downloads for music only is on on both my iPad and iPhone with the latest software with the same Apple ID. If I purchase a song on my Apple TV iTunes Radio it does not download to my other devices or even Mac. If I go to iTunes on my Mac and check for available downloads there is nothing to download.


    I have to manually go to the song and download the songs from the cloud and it does not move it to my Purchased playlist.

  • pwhyte Calculating status...

    Same issue for me.  Does not show up on computer when I "Check for Available Downloads."  I had to search for the song in the store and try to purchase it again - then it says "You have already purchased this song" and gives me a button to download it to that device. 


    This is really pretty screwy - I want Apple Radio for that very reason - so I could purchase a song in the Tunes Store as I listened. At this rate, I may go back to Pandora.


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