How big is your iCloud Purchased Movies/TV show/Music?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wzz, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. wzz
    macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    [I know there is this other thread about how big their iTunes storage is, but that is full of their own "personal" sources.]
    I'm more interested in those who really invested in the Apple Ecosystem - the iTunes Store. When you use your ATV, you have the purchased movies, tvshows, music section - I'm interested in that.

    Looking at my iCloud now:
    You can only get the true figure by clicking "Purchased" under QUICK LINKS on the right section of the "iTunes Store".

    Music: 642
    Movies: 354
    TV Shows:1245
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    For me it is 2-3TB with just video content in 1080p - all stuff purchased from iTunes

    Music: 835 Songs

    Movies: 277 (buy a few every week - started a little over a year ago)

    TV Shows: 67 Shows - many of those complete series including Chuck, West Wing, Friends, How I Met Your Mother - 1159 Episodes in Total

    (Apps: iPhone 1020, iPad 796)
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hmm... Let's take a look...

    Music: 575 songs
    Movies: 43
    TV Shows: 192 Seasons, 3323 episodes
  4. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Music : 515 songs

    Movies : 22

    TV shows : 62 shows.
  5. wzz
    thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    So good to hear so many responses! Thanks for participating.
  6. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  7. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I just have one movie , dark knight

    And one song
  8. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Songs - 284
    Movies - 53 (However, this can be a bit deceiving, since many are redeemed Digital Copies)
    TV Shows - 113 Shows, 670 episodes
    Apps - iPhone - 608, iPad - 368
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    I've got seven, but they're all digital copies I received from Blu-Rays that I've purchased.
  10. wzz
    thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    updating my stats for this week (03/28):
    music: 646
    movies: 381
    tvshows: 1250
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    Central Florida
    302 Songs
    5 Movies
    2 TV Shows... Lol.

    I just started sadly :p
  12. macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2001
    New York, NY
    Music: 288 songs
    Movies: 38
    TV Shows: 51 seasons / 155 episodes

    though, i switched the Apple ID i use for iTunes a few years ago, which I'm guessing had about 2000 songs. i don't think there are any Movies or TV Shows in there. Someday, i hope Apple will allow me to merge my Apple IDs.
  13. macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2002
    Cape Coral, FL
    Music: 1178 (mostly all classical)
    Movies: 41 (5 are digital copies)
    TV: 11 episodes (I rarely watch any TV series)
  14. macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    27 movies bought in 8 days?! Wow! :eek:
    Care to share what you've bought over the past week?
  15. wzz, Mar 29, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013

    thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    Some of them are iTunes digital copies.

    My recent purchase was the Moulin Rouge that I bought today(rather yesterday), it was only $9.99!
  16. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    which way to go?

    I am at a bit of a crossroads. Currently i have a few BR discs and

    about 10 iTunes movies. I am going to start to grow my collection but unsure

    what way to go. I know the obvious sound improvements of BR over iTunes

    but the convenience of movies in iTunes is so appealing. I could rip the BR's

    and stick them in iTunes but that is a bit of a pain and time consuming. There is

    also the 3D issue and if that will take off and if i even want to be part of it

  17. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    It really depends on how much content you buy - I tend to pick up a new movie or two every week and realized how undoable that would be if these movies were physical things I had to store. (in the past year I've built my collection up to over 300 iTunes movies and countless TV seasons).

    My old DVD collection is still at my parents house and it takes up over a bookcase of room - this is not something I wanted to do again with BluRay. (Finding the DVDs is a hard thing with the amount I have.)

    Apple has improved their customer experience by continuing to restream/redownload movies that are removed from the iTunes Store - example Aliens, which is not in the store is still accessible via iTunes in the Cloud. So the security is there for me - the studios can be idiots and I'll still have access to the content. I can't imagine a future, where iTunes goes away - it is possible, but of all the content providers iTunes seems the most likely to live on. I can't see a future where Ultraviolet survives into the next decade.

    Anyways - I buy 99% of my content from iTunes - I do own a BluRay player to own a handful of very select titles. Most of the times these are titles with tons of extras or titles that aren't available on iTunes. I wish everything was in iTunes, but until that time I'll have my BluRay player for the few that require it.

    Hope this helps - it depends greatly on how many you see yourself owning as storing/locating movies can be a problem and how important extras and the other perks BR has to offer.

    I prefer the ease of access/instant delivery/and access on Apple hardware - I prefer to watch my content on the Apple TV and iPad - iTunes makes that easy.

    Sorry for the long answer, but hopefully its helpful.


    Yea - I like buy a movie or two a week and get rather excited on Tuesday to see what the weekly deals are - most weeks there are a number of $10 HD titles - this week I picked up Phantom of the Opera (on sale) and Lincoln.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    I also feel I am at a crossroads as to whether I want to purchase iTunes movies or not. For those of you who feel "safe" buying 1 or 2 movies a week - aren't you at all worried that one day you will want to switch to something other than Apple but you will find you can't because because that's where your collection is? Or what if the studios, who want Ultraviolet to succeed, decide to pull their films from iTumes because Apple refuses to get on board? It seems that for digital movies UV is the safer bet, but lord knows I like the Apple ecosystem much better...
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    Not at all - like I said previously - there is a new agreement in place with Apple and the content providers that allow Apple to stream/redownload content even when the movie is pulled from the store. This is a new change as of a few months ago. I continue to have access to Aliens and Anchorman even though they are not sold anymore.

    I also don't see a future where I'd want to switch away from Apple hardware/software - UV is a mess and I'd wager the movie studios to launch a different technology that isn't UV compatible in the next decade rather than Apple pulling anything stupid.

    I trust Apple more than I trust the idiots owning the content (which don't have any clue what consumers want).
  20. macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2011
    Also, you have to remember that this is just another distribution medium. We have VHS fro about two decades, DVD has lasted about 15 years so far, and now, we're transitioning to digital files/streaming. We're on the leading edge of this, so I figure we're set for 10 to 15 years, and then, it will be a matter of converting to the next medium. (purchasing content again or converting the Apple content that is obsolete/deprecated at that point.

    No medium will ever truly be the "last" one you have to buy. Things change. That's how the content providers keep making money.
  21. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Music - 538
    Films - 3 (all 12 days of Christmas freebies)
    TV Programmes - 6 (all 12 days of Christmas freebies)

    I buy my music from iTunes, Amazon MP3 or on CD. Out of the 15 albums I've bought this year, 3 were downloaded from iTunes, 3 downloaded from Amazon and 9 on CD. I pick and choose whatever offers the best value for money.

    I don't buy any films or TV programmes off iTunes.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    New York
    Music: 977 (Coming up on 1,000 - Can't believe it!)

    Movies: 48

    TV Show: 26

    Apps: 617

    Books: 12

    Did not realize I spent THAT much in iTunes!!! Geeze!

  23. wzz, Mar 29, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013

    thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    I agree with what you said. However...
    The comment is very vague, it's neither here nor there.. Is it meant to be an educated reminder? Because I'd assume people who'd dig into this - would already know(or might have already known).

    So are you... Not into buying any digital contents? or we're right now at the forefront of digital content and therefore it is a good time to get into it? or one shouldnt because there's going to be something new in the future?

    It's like buying a TV/Player/iPhone/etc., there's no "last" one...
    If I don't get into it and be comfortable with what I'd want - I'd be living with my cathode(?) TV, VHS(?) player, a landline(?) telephone[instead of a cell]... waiting for that elusive "last" one.

    ..I'm just saying..
  24. wzz
    thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2013
    u'd hit two birds with a stone with Bluray titles that come with iTunes digital copies (now that some redeems in HD). There, two collections, Bluray and iTunes Movies.

    Personally for me, it's about balance. There's a limit to what I'd buy - like if I had bought a title on a DVD, I don't think I'd want to buy it in Bluray unless I really love it.
    For example, 3D, I own the Finding Nemo in 3D, it comes with a SD iTunes digital movie. I don't think I'd invest extra in iTunes to get Finding Nemo in HD.

    & Yes, I agree with you - the convenience of movies in iTunes (in the iCloud) is indeed appealing.
  25. macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Movies 626
    TV Shows 5342
    Songs 5817

    OK, so I'm an addict BUT we have been buying since the very beginning :)

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