AppleTV Rentals being deleted

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by albebaubles, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    I've an Appletv2..

    since the ios4.2 update every time I rent a movie, if I don't choose to play the movie the monute AppleTV says it's available but instead choose to watch say an hour later -- appletv DELETES THE MOVIE AND STARTS THE DOWNLOAD AGAIN.

    This is happening everytime I attempt to watch a rented movie.

    Anyone seen this?
  2. Guest

    Oct 7, 2010
    Just a thought, but you might try resetting the unit to see if that solves it.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Oh yeah, did that first thing.

    One additional note - I am using netflix quite a bit. If a rented movie is stored does it have to be deleted for a person to watch a netflix movie? Say it ain't so.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    Maybe so. The storage on the AppleTV is quite limited (8GB, I think). The best thing to do would be to set up an experiment renting a movie and leaving it for an hour, and then renting a movie, leaving it alone, and watching a Netflix movie...
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2010

    Turns out my slowdowns were related to using Google for my DNS. Once I switched it back to my provider downloads improved considerably.

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