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Dec 18, 2011, 04:58 PM
Hey all, I noticed that since TV shows appeared on AppleTV 2 in Canada, when you purchase a TV show via the Apple TV, it doesn't appear in iTunes. I don't mind that it's not downloaded to my Mac (saves me from managing storage) but what happens if the show stops being offered on AppleTV? Don't I get a physical backup?

Dec 18, 2011, 05:54 PM
Did you "Check for Downloads"?

Dec 19, 2011, 12:59 AM
Yes. By default, if you purchase a TV show on AppleTV, it does not download to your iTunes library at all. It remains available for viewing via AppleTv and you can manually go to iTunes Store > Purchases > download your TV show, but Apple doesn't send it to you by default.

If a network or content owner delists that TV show, there are going to be a lot of pissed off people who bought it and all of a sudden lose access to their purchases.