Apple TV | TV Shows

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ipedro, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68020

    ipedro

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    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?
     
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    jamesvdm

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    Did you "Check for Downloads"?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    ipedro

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    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.
     

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