3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 1:28 PM by D3NC
D3NC Level 1 (0 points)

I rented a movie on iTunes via iPad with the intention of watching it on AppleTV later at home. Why isn't this showing up in my account on AppleTV (or in  iTunes on my computer for that mater)? Apple promotes the rental service as being able to allow viewers to watch, start/stop, content on all account related iOS devices.


Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,210 points)

    Rentals are tied to the device you purchased them on, except for those rented in iTunes which can be transferred to portable devices or played on AppleTV.

     

    With the iPad you have the option of using Airplay to send teh stream to AppleTV to view.

     

    AC

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,210 points)

    D3NC wrote:

     

    Apple promotes the rental service as being able to allow viewers to watch, start/stop, content on all account related iOS devices.

    It would be nice but I've never seen them explicitly advertise that.

     

    Can I play my rental on more than one device?

    • If you download a rented movie on your computer: You can transfer it to a device such as your Apple TV (1st generation), iPhone, iPad, or iPod if it’s a standard-definition film (movies in HD can only be watched on your computer, iPad, iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or Apple TV). Once you move the movie from your computer to a device, the movie will disappear from your computer's iTunes library. You can move the movie between devices as many times as you wish during the rental period, but the movie can only exist on one device at a time.
    • If you download a rented movie on your iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or later), or Apple TV: It is not transferable to any other device or computer.

     

    from:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1657

  • D3NC Level 1 (0 points)

    I know I've seen the start/stop language in Apple's promotional material for movies. But perhaps I'm confusing it with references to movies "purchased" as opposed to "rented". I was using iPad because it's much more efficient to browse and search Movies and Trailors- but prefer watching content via AppleTV. You're correct that I can probably stream it to AppleTV using AirPlay.

     

    It's rare that I ever rent movies from iTunes and so I'm a bit surprised. Netflix and Hulu+ are  seamless where platform issues are concerned. Never a problem continuing a movie reserved via iPad or web, on iPhone, AppleTV, and/or desktop computer.

     

    Thanks so much. Now I can stop moping around and staring at the TV screen, waiting for my movie to show up.