View Full Version : "This content requires HDCP" error on Apple TV 4.1

Nov 22, 2010, 01:38 PM
I am getting this error message when trying to play movies, music videos I bought off of iTunes: "This content requires HDCP for playback. HDCP isn't supported by your HDMI connection. This content requires HDCP for playback"

I just updated to 4.1/4.2 and it did not fix this problem as many other posters on the Apple support discussion boards suggested:


Anyone else having this issue? My TV is a Sharp Aquos, bought in 2007, and the old Apple TV 1.0 hardware does not have this issue. I guess the only solution is to not use Apple TV at this point.

Nov 23, 2010, 05:27 AM
New Apple Tv2 with iOs 4.1 (released on Nov 22nd), with ipad with iOs 4.2.
both connected via wireless. I'm trying to play a video from youtube over airplay (from ipad to TV) and get the error "this Content Requires HDCP for playback".

anyone? is there anything i can do to fix it?

Nov 23, 2010, 11:54 AM
Try this. It worked for me. With both the ATV and monitor turned on. Unplug the HDMI cable and plug it back in.