1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 23, 2012 3:59 AM by Winston Churchill
becca0330 Level 1 Level 1

I have the new 3rd generation Apple TV.  The movies that I owned before I bought it now show up under Moves > Purchased, but any movies I bought since then aren't showing up.  I can stream them from my computer if I keep my computer on, but I can't figure out how to sync them.  The only help articles I've found are for first and second gen and the software isn't the same (it says to select "Sources > Syncing" on the main menu and mine doesn't have that). 


It also doesn't show up as a "Device" in my iTunes menu, but if I play a movie from iTunes, it plays on the Apple TV (but, again, I'd have to keep my computer on to do that).


This article would be awesome, except it's only for first gen:  http://support.apple.com/kb/TA38571


This article is for 3rd gen but doesn't tell me what to do if the movies AREN'T under purchased:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5183


I have the latest version of software on both the Apple TV and iTunes on my Macbook Pro.  I also rebooted my Apple TV and that didn't help.



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  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10
    Mac OS X

    The Apple TV 3 doesn't show up under devices in iTunes nor does it sync (copy) content from iTunes.


    Being able to redownload purchased movies is a new feature available only in the US and only with movies from some studios, it may well be that your recent purchases were from the studios not participating in the scheme.