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  • RandomPrime Level 1 Level 1

    Shinn -- that's a faulty assumption.  I am still on iTunes 10 (10.7 I think) and have no intention of upgrading to iTunes 11 until they force me to.  So, it is happening with different versions of iTunes.

     

    In my case, I bought these seasons passes months/weeks ago and they worked properly until the last week or so.  Then suddenly I continued to get the email notice that new episodes were available, but when I hit "check for available downloads" it said everything had already been downloaded even when it had not.

  • Shinn 63 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, that helps. So all of this just started happening recently.(Btw, stay with 10 as long as you can RandomPrime, I regret going to 11 :/) my guess is that apple may have changed the way they distribute the movies on the iTunes software and that it is conflicting with previously written code. My only suggestion that I can offer is deleting the season and redownloading it. I've had issues with song albums that I have downloaded. It has worked for my music when iTunes says that I have downloaded all downloads, but I have never tried it for videos. I have never bought a video from iTunes, if someone wants to try it and post the result that might help.

    (Apologies for any bad grammar or spelling, I'm typing from my iPhone)

  • SMB-IL Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, they're going to have to pry v10.7 from my cold, dead hands! iTunes 11 is just awful. On topic: the "Check for Available Downloads" worked this morning for a show that I got the "Episode available" email this morning. There seems to be some movement on this issue from Apple.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3

    Shinn, since you seem to be unfamiliar with our problem, I will give explain it again:

     

    iTunes allows users to purchase passes to current TV seasons.  This pass applies to the whole season, even episodes that have not yet aired and are not yet available on iTunes.  When the next episode in the season airs, users get an email from iTunes stating that there is a new download available for the purchased season pass.  Previously, users could click a link in the email, or they could select "check for available downloads" in iTunes, and the new episode would download.  This easy way to get the next episode in a current season is not working.

     

    Yes, we know how to get the episodes by other methods that require more work and are not user-friendly.  We want the user-friendly method of simply checking for available downloads to work again.

     

    SMB, Thats great!  I hope it is fixed!

  • RandomPrime Level 1 Level 1

    SMB -- if you don't mind the question, can you tell us what show it was?  In my case, Justified worked, just curious if any other shows worked, or just the one.

  • SMB-IL Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, it was the latest episode of "Smash" (don't judge!) Just yesterday morning, the latest episode of "Bates Motel" DIDN'T download, so I'm hopeful....

  • RandomPrime Level 1 Level 1

    SMB -- No worries, I don't even know what that show is, but I watch my fair share of shows that no one else likes (e.g. Metalocalypse).

     

    In any event, this morning a show (Psych) that did not work last week, worked!  I actually hit "check for available downloads" before I got the email, but it started downloading the show.  So, something seems to have been fixed.  Hope it stays that way...

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3

    It worked for me today also, to download the latest episode of Arrow, which did not work last week.

  • E V Level 1 Level 1

    This solution worked for me this morningl with Top of the Lake.    I was in contact with a nice but no so helpful person from the iTunes store. I received an email Tuesday AM that the episode was available for download, but could get nothing until this morning. Thanks!

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3

    E V wrote:

     

    This solution worked for me this morningl with Top of the Lake.    I was in contact with a nice but no so helpful person from the iTunes store. I received an email Tuesday AM that the episode was available for download, but could get nothing until this morning. Thanks!

    What solution?  Users are starting to notice that "check for available downloads" has appeared to start working again for the latest episodes to our TV shows.  Is this what you experienced?  I think that the issue was that Apple broke something quietly and the solution was that Apple quietly fixed it after users called attention to it.

  • mkbrogers Level 1 Level 1

    Agree that something has changed or been fixed - clicked the check downloads - and three seperate shows started downloading - this is very promising - hopefully it is fixed permanently now.

  • abnewlin Level 1 Level 1

    I, too, am having problems. Revolution did not automatically download, and now they want me to pay again for season 1. Also, The Americans seemed to have had their 9th episode last night (according to FX's website; tvguide says something else). It also did not automatically download for me. I reset the cache, as another user indicated, but that did not resolve the issue. Any help is grateful!

  • E V Level 1 Level 1

    Well, the solution of checking in the iTunes store for purchased items, clicking on TV Shows and bring up Top of the Lake did enable me to download Episode 3. Good so far. When I viewed the Episode tonight, I noticed the soundtrack is way off. The characters voices are not audible.    I thought it was good to go. I have emailed iTunes help again and will await their response.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3

    abnewlin, I think you might have a separate issue.  I will wait until my next season updates at the beginning of next week, but if 'check for downloads' works to download the new episode, I will mark this thread as solved.  Credit to mkbrogers with the definitive answer of 3 separate season passes successfully downloading using the check for downloads.

  • mkbrogers Level 1 Level 1

    agreed , probably wise to leave open until early next week just in case - I have some more shows over the weekend that should download as well - so will post back again if they work as well.

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