2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2008 9:45 AM by robphoton2
robphoton2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have downloaded some TV shows in iTunes and have seen them on Apple TV. For some reason if you select on them and hit delete nothing happens. You also can not drag them to trash. They do not behave like iTunes songs. They are no longer on the Apple TV. I just want to get rid of them because they take up too much space on my start up drive. Help!

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 30" Apple Cinema, Apple TV, iPhone, and 5TB of external drives
  • robphoton2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here is some more information....

    I can delete them from the download window, but when I log in they keep coming back and I have to delete them again. How can I permanently get rid of them? They keep coming back.
  • robphoton2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I figured this out.

    If you buy a TV show on your Apple TV you are automatically also buying the same TV show on iTunes. It is not sufficient to watch the show on Apple TV and delete it there if the iTunes never had a chance to deliver the show to your computer. It will continue to try to deliver the show no matter how many times you delete the partially delivered shows on iTunes. To get it to stop you must allow the iTunes to complete the delivery of the show, so it knows it completed its transaction. Then you can delete the show on iTunes or move it to another drive. If you don't delete it from iTunes it will copy the show back to your Apple TV again. If you delete or move the completed downloaded show from iTunes then Apple TV will delete the show on Apple TV. iTunes on your computer has preferential control over the Apple TV. As far as I can tell there is no way to keep the TV shows on Apple TV and not have them in disk space on iTunes.