6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 7:45 AM by varjak paw
sara_artist Level 1 (0 points)

I have spent A LOT of money on itunes, both music and TV shows as well as movies. I had a Macbook Pro, Ipad and an older 2009 Imac desktop. Due to plans to write a novel, I decided to withdraw myself for twelve months and keep only my Imac to avoid constant distractions, particularly all my film & tv stuff. I find that if I make so many purchases, LEGITIMATELY, I should - if my computer is authorized - be allowed to download them to any of my computers. I purchased a whole TV series on my Ipad, for instance, yet I cannot download it onto my iMac unless I sync the ipad itself for homesharing. I have sold my ipad. So now what?


I find that absolutely appalling. Itunes is an internet thing, its not about my hardware or system. I make purchases using my apple ID on the internet and having my computer authorized, I should be able to re-download them if I am conntected to the internet and my system is authorized, particularly since I paid quite a bit of money.


Tell me if I am wrong, but if I made a purchase on my iPad or Macbook Pro using the same apple ID, having all the receipts visible in my account, why is it that I cannot re-download them without the actual devices? If that is the case, than iTunes has stolen hundreds of dollars from me and I want my money back.

iMac, iTunes
  • Tomo 2 Level 3 (555 points)

    You can redownload your past purchases from the purchased section of itunes.

  • sara_artist Level 1 (0 points)

    Its not allowing me. It is purporting that I have already downloaded everything, when I haven't.

  • Tomo 2 Level 3 (555 points)

    If it is not on your computer there should be an option to download them.  What version of itunes are you using (in the menu bar, click >> itunes >> about)

  • sara_artist Level 1 (0 points)

    I have version 10.6.3, but my point is that all these 'versions' and anything about the system or hardware should not matter. I made legitimate purchases on iTunes using my apple ID; whatever iTunes I connect through on a system that I have authorised should allow me to re-download it. I have the option of approving five different systems, only three have been used which were this iMac, as well as a pro and pad. If I go to the TV show that I had already purchased, for instance, it will ask me to pay $30, even though my account receipts prove I had already made the purchase. Am I supposed to spend over $1000 again?

  • Tomo 2 Level 3 (555 points)

    Yes, you do have the ability to download your past purchases.  Have ou been able to locate the "purchased" section in the itunes store?  When you do, it should have a list of all the songs/movies/apps you have ever bought.  You can download everything from there.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)

    Are you following the procedure outlined here?




    If so, where exactly are things breaking down?


    And just FYI, everyone here is just a fellow users, so getting chippy with those who reply to you really isn't helpful (not that it would be if you were talking with someone Apple).