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Old Oct 6, 2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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ATV not marking episodes as watched

I've noticed that when I watch TV episodes from my iTunes library on my new Apple TV that are marked as Unwatched (and have the blue dot next to them), it remains marked even after I have watched the episodes. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm wondering if there is a way to have the ATV change the status to "Watched" and remove the blue dot, after I have watched the program on my ATV.
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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I've noticed that when I watch TV episodes from my iTunes library on my new Apple TV that are marked as Unwatched (and have the blue dot next to them), it remains marked even after I have watched the episodes. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm wondering if there is a way to have the ATV change the status to "Watched" and remove the blue dot, after I have watched the program on my ATV.
If you are using the iPhone remote app, there is an icon on the bottom left of the control screen that will allow you to set a show's status as watched. If you're using the standard remote, I'm not sure... I'm also not sure if there is a way to have the AppleTV do it automatically.
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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yeah, it's an annoying little bug. as said, the remote app will do it or if you are using the included remote just hold down the select button and the menu will pop up to do it.
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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I've noticed that when I watch TV episodes from my iTunes library on my new Apple TV that are marked as Unwatched (and have the blue dot next to them), it remains marked even after I have watched the episodes. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm wondering if there is a way to have the ATV change the status to "Watched" and remove the blue dot, after I have watched the program on my ATV.
I noticed this a couple of times when watching TV episodes. Though on occassions in did mark them as watched.

You can manually mark them as watched through the AppleTV using the remote. Navigate to the episode, press and hold the middle button on the selected show, a sub menu is then displayed which you can select "Mark as Watched"

Hope that helps
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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I noticed this a couple of times when watching TV episodes. Though on occassions in did mark them as watched.

You can manually mark them as watched through the AppleTV using the remote. Navigate to the episode, press and hold the middle button on the selected show, a sub menu is then displayed which you can select "Mark as Watched"

Hope that helps
Excellent, thanks!!!
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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I assume we're talking about iTunes episodes here? I mention it because I notice that the AppleTV's implementation of Netflix doesn't show episodes as watched either, which is VERY frustrating.
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Old Oct 6, 2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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this happens occasionally on the iPad too so I think it's likely a bug that'll be fixed in a round of firmware and iTunes updates

good spot with the iphone remote button though - that'll do for me for the time being
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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I noticed this a couple of times when watching TV episodes. Though on occassions in did mark them as watched.

You can manually mark them as watched through the AppleTV using the remote. Navigate to the episode, press and hold the middle button on the selected show, a sub menu is then displayed which you can select "Mark as Watched"

Hope that helps
Anytime I do this my AppleTV resets back to the main menu and the status does not change. What could be the problem?
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 07:02 PM   #9
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Anytime I do this my AppleTV resets back to the main menu and the status does not change. What could be the problem?
I noticed that happens on my Apple TV if I mark an episode as watched while I am in the "Unwatched Shows" section. If I do it in the other sections, the Apple TV behaves normally.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 07:28 PM   #10
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i get this in podcast. the blue dot comes AFTER i ave seen the podcast:P
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I noticed that happens on my Apple TV if I mark an episode as watched while I am in the "Unwatched Shows" section. If I do it in the other sections, the Apple TV behaves normally.
Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
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Old Nov 7, 2010, 07:36 AM   #12
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I noticed that happens on my Apple TV if I mark an episode as watched while I am in the "Unwatched Shows" section. If I do it in the other sections, the Apple TV behaves normally.
Thanks for this - it has been progressively annoying me as I add more shows! The workaround of updating in other sections works fine for me.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 02:16 PM   #13
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Fixed in Apple TV update!

Happy to report that this issue now appears to have been fixed!

I have just watched a TV episode and it then updated as having been watched. I then went in to update the other previously viewed episodes from within the 'unwatched' tab (which used to cause the Apple TV to reset), and all seems to be working properly.

Anyone else noticed this?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 03:53 PM   #14
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I noticed this too. Finally!
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