Buying stuff in Itunes Store using Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cordeiro, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Cordeiro macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008

    Some questions for anyone that had already bought items using Apple TV:

    The items that you purchased using apple tv are stored as usually in your Itunes library( music, movies folders...) and then synced to your Apple TV?
    Or the items are stored directly in the Apple TV HDD? In that case you need to sync back to your library? Is that possible?


  2. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    If you purchase them on the Apple TV, they will automatically sync back to your host iTunes computer the next time it syncs. (Assuming you have a syncing host). Until such time, it will reside on the Apple TV.

  3. kamijani1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    New Jersey
    I bought the song Rockstar (Nickelback) last night through the Apple TV. When I try to sync back to iTunes, I get an error saying that the song did not sync since my computer is not authorized and tell me to choose "Store" and "Authorize Computer". I have done that a couple of times, but the song still does not sync. Everytime I try to "Authorize Computer", it tells me that I have successfully authorized 1 out of my 5 machines. However, as soon as I sync again, I continue to get the same error msg and it just forgets the fact that I just authorized the computer 10 seconds ago!

    Any suggestions?
  4. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Question, I purchased a non HD movie on ATV and I cannot get it back to my iTunes library. Is there a way to do this as I have seen conflicting comments on this.
  5. Duffinator macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2007
    130 miles NE of Cupertino
    I was going to rente a HD movie for watching tonight and I was planning on renting it through iTunes and then watching it later on my ATV. While at the iTunes store it states HD is only available on ATV. Is that right? So I need to buy the HD movie from my ATV? BTW I can't seem to find the list of HD movies on iTunes as I see on my ATV.
  6. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    You cannot purchase HD movies. You can only rent them.

    If you want to rent an HD movie, you need to rent directly from your Apple TV. Apple has allowed HD rentals/downloads/streaming only to the Apple TV. anything you purchase/rent through your computer's iTunes will be SD.
  7. Duffinator macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2007
    130 miles NE of Cupertino
    My bad, I meant rent. I'm downloading the movie Next in HD right now. Looks like it will take two hours and I'll watch it this evening.

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