1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 2:42 AM by Winston Churchill
Gabrielle4 Level 1 Level 1

I purchased an AppleTV last summer, and purchased a new one today. I would like to give my old one to my parents, but don't want to lose all of my purchases. Is there a way to transfer my purchases on my old AppleTV to my new Apple TV?

Apple TV
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10
    Mac OS X

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    I assume it's an Apple TV 1. If it's set up correctly purchases should transfer automatically to your iTunes library. If they don't transfer when you ctrl-click on the device in iTunes and choose transfer (pre iTunes 11) or File > devices > transfer (iTunes 11) , you might try setting up the Apple TV again.


    Navigate to Settings > Computers > Your Library on the Apple TV, you may be told you will lose all synced content, but you can sync it back afterwards, you won't lose any purchased content that has yet to be transferred. Then select Settings > Computers > Connect To iTunes, note the passcode that appears on screen, click on the device in iTunes and enter the passcode when prompted.