How-To: Official TV Show Artwork

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stordoff, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    Tested this on an Windows/IE PC. A very similar method should work on OS X.

    1. Open the TV show in the iTunes store
    2. Right-click on the artwork and 'Copy Link'
    3. Paste the link into IE, and wait for a page like this to load:
    4. Right-click on the artwork there, and choose properties
    5. Copy the URL (Something like )
    6. Paste into the address bar and change 100x100 to 600x600
    7. Enjoy!
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Chicago, USA
  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2008
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2006
    Central Coast, California
    I don't have much use for it (since the TV Shows I don't get from iTunes aren't available in iTunes)... but it's a cool tip anyway. Thanks! :)
  6. macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Do you have to do something different to get it to work with movies?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2009
    Yes, if this would work with movies, that would be awesome. Is it a matter of getting the correct dimensions for movie posters and using the same method?

    *This is working for some TV shows and not others.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2010
    To get this method to work for both TV shows and movies, follow the exact same steps, but with the following exception:
    Rather than changing .100x100-75 to .100x100-75, simply delete that entire section. (By removing the dimensions, the web page will show you the highest-resolution version of the image available.)

    NOTE: This method does not work for all TV Shows and movies in the iTunes Store, but it works with many.
  9. macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Anyone have any idea why this does not work for the newer shows?
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    I dont do allot of tv shows, but I got to amazon, and drag the artwork into meta-x

    Big Bang Theory and Sons of Anarchy are about the only shows I keep for any lenght of time.
  11. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    this method also works on Safari browser, but on step #4, instead of clicking properties (which safari doesn't have), you click on Save Image Address.

  12. macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    Apple blocked it. They'd rather you pay for it then get it for free. Even though they're just pictures.
  13. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    There, fixed that for ya. You know what's even more silly though? The fact that they won't let Apple, Amazon, and other digital music retailers include the lyrics to the songs. Last I heard that required another separate costly licensing agreement.

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