12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2010 1:11 PM by Chenks
jaime rojas Level 1 (0 points)
I rented a movie trought my itunes account but i cant not viewed on my apple tv or get to transfer it. Inside my Itunes I click on Devices/apple tv and the movie is there, i click on transfer to apple tv/apply but it does not happen.
How can i view this rented movie on my apple tv?

lenovo t43, Windows XP Pro, think pad
  • jdriver Level 1 (0 points)
    My understanding is this is not possible, originally the plan was that you could load a movie from your computer to iTV but the movie copy right laws prevented this from reality. You have to download directly to your iTV.
  • tjkahn Level 1 (0 points)
    Not true. When you rent a movie through i-tunes, it sits in your i-tunes account under rentals, which should be an icon on the left menu of your itunes screen.

    When you click on the rentals section, it gives you the option to move the movie to a connected device. If you connect an ipod or iphone, it will give you the option to move there. If your apple tv is showing up under devices, then clicking on rentals should allow you to move the movie to your apple TV.
  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)
    jdriver wrote:
    My understanding is this is not possible, originally the plan was that you could load a movie from your computer to iTV but the movie copy right laws prevented this from reality. You have to download directly to your iTV.


    incorrect.

    you can rent form itunes and then "move" it to the appletv no problem.
    moving a rental is different to syncing content to the appletv though.

    what you can't do is rent a movie on the appletv and then move it to itunes.
  • tjkahn Level 1 (0 points)
    If the movie is already showing up in your apple tv under devices, then it's already on your apple tv. It would not show up there until you transferred it.

    Did you look on the rentals section under the movie menu on your apple TV?
  • C Ogle Level 5 (7,030 points)
    It is entirely possible to transfer rented movies to an Apple TV. It's just not possible to sync from the Apple TV back to the computer when it comes to rentals.

    For the original poster, have you checked for software updates on the Apple TV from the settings menu? Do both your computer and Apple TV have an active internet connection? You should see some kind of status bar to indicate the transfer is happening, or an error message to indicate there's a problem.

    How to rent a movie from the iTunes Store on your computer
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1390
  • tjkahn Level 1 (0 points)
    Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure I've moved things that were rented through itunes to apple TV, and then back to itunes so they could be transferred elsewhere (like a phone).

    I'm not sure about movies rented directly into the apple TV unit, because I've never done that.
  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)
    tjkahn wrote:
    Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure I've moved things that were rented through itunes to apple TV, and then back to itunes so they could be transferred elsewhere (like a phone).

    I'm not sure about movies rented directly into the apple TV unit, because I've never done that.


    rented movies that originated from itunes can be moved back and forth.
    rented movies that originated from the appletv cannot be moved anywhere.
  • C Ogle Level 5 (7,030 points)
    Yes, I'm sure. Once the rental is transferred to the Apple TV it is removed from iTunes and can no longer be transferred anyplace else. Maybe the content you were moving was not a rental but a purchase.

    iTunes Store movie rental usage rights in the United States
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1415
  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)
    C. Ogle wrote:
    Yes, I'm sure. Once the rental is transferred to the Apple TV it is removed from iTunes and can no longer be transferred anyplace else.


    wrong

    read the link you posted and it will tell you...
    rented movies that originated from itunes can be moved back and forth.
    rented movies that originated from the appletv cannot be moved anywhere.
  • tjkahn Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't want to argue, we're all friends here, but I'm pretty sure Chenks is right. I've moved things from itunes to apple tv, back to itunes and onto an iphone. For 30 days if unwatched or 24 hours after you start watching, you can move it back and forth.
  • Dave59 Level 1 (0 points)
    Is renting through the Apple TV any faster than renting through the computer? I was surprised at how long it takes even with a high speed cable internet connection.
  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Dave59 wrote:
    Is renting through the Apple TV any faster than renting through the computer? I was surprised at how long it takes even with a high speed cable internet connection.


    some appear to have issues with speed when renting/downloading direct on the appletv.

    myself though i haven't found any difference and rented movies have been ready to watch within 60 seconds.