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rented movie to iPad but won't play

694 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 9:50 AM by Winston Churchill RSS
GlennaCross Calculating status...
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Jan 21, 2013 9:25 AM

I just went on vacation and rented 4 movies directly to my iPad in SD. They show on the videos app as there (but without pictures) but when I hit play nothing happened. This was on the plane. I've done this many times before and it always worked. didn't. Now that I'm home, it works.


Any ideas what's up with that? I can now watch these movies at home but that wasn't really the point.


Help appreciated for next trip!

iPhone 3GS
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to GlennaCross)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

    From my own personal experience, I have found that when I turn off the Wi-Fi on my Wi-Fi only iPad, I am still able to play rented movies on it. I have tried this perhaps four or five times and in each case, this has been the result. I have also noted that other users have had the same experience as I.

    However saying that I have noted a small number of users that have stated they are unable to view rented movies without an Internet connection. This knowledge base article from Apple, also suggests that an Internet connection is required.


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