buying digital and playing on Apple TV (not bought from iTunes). Possible?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by haganaga, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. haganaga macrumors member

    May 20, 2010
    Hey folks,

    I'm wondering if it's possible to buy digital versions of TV shows on places other than the iTunes store (see: Amazon) for playback on Apple TV. I'm just afraid if I start buying too much stuff through iTunes, I'm going to be locked into the Apple ecosystem for life because of the DRM. I know that's what they want and over the next few years, that's the way it will be as I own an iMac, Apple TV and iPad. However, I have no idea what I'll be using in 2015.

    I suppose I could just buy the DVDs and rip for playback on Apple TV then keep the discs as archive w/ the rest of my DVDs. Just hoping to stop buying discs altogether as I don't see the point. If it can keep me platform agnostic w/ my files, I guess I'll continue to do so.


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