12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2010 11:10 AM by Elsey97
Joseph Nowak Level 2 (160 points)
I rented 2 movies this weekend on Macs homeshared to my Apple TV 2 and logged into the same iTunes account. Neither would play on the Apple TV 2. Both times I received the error -- "not authorized to play this content on this Apple TV".

The 2 movies were Iron Man 2 and Freakonomics. I spent an hour on the phone with Apple on the Iron Man 2 rental. Ultimately they said since the movie was no longer available to rent on the iTunes store at the time I tried to play it, it would not play on ATV 2. They gave me a rental credit.

I then rented Freakonomics (in HD) on my iMac. It is still available for rent on the iTunes store. When I tried to play it on my Apple TV 2 from my shared iMac iTunes library, it also returned the error, "not authorized to play this content on this Apple TV".

So I must ask - has anyone successfully rented any movie on their Mac and then successfully played it on their Apple TV 2?

Apple TV 2 (2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac 2007