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ATV not marking episodes as watched

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gramirez2012, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    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.
  2. macrumors regular

    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.
  3. macrumors regular

    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    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 :)
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Excellent, thanks!!! :)
  6. macrumors 68020

    Surf Monkey

    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.
  7. macrumors 6502


    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
  8. macrumors regular

    Anytime I do this my AppleTV resets back to the main menu and the status does not change. What could be the problem?
  9. macrumors newbie

    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.
  10. macrumors regular

    i get this in podcast. the blue dot comes AFTER i ave seen the podcast:p
  11. macrumors regular

    Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
  12. macrumors newbie

    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    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?
  14. macrumors 6502a


    I noticed this too. Finally!

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