Can you buy Movies?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MattG728, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. MattG728 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    With the new updates on the Apple TV can you buy movies directly from your ATV? I would think this would be essential considering they are selling the ATV saying that "you wont need a computer".

    I would like to have the feature if I rent a movie and really like it and want to buy it, or if I'm just sitting on my couch and decided that I want to watch a movie as many times as I want and instead of renting it I would rather own it.

    I know you can buy TV shows, so can you buy movies?

    Sorry if this is already known I'm new to the board and don''t have a apple TV.
  2. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Good question, was wondering the same thing, but I don't believe you can or Steve would have mentioned it.
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    The new software update has not been released, but the answer seems to be yes for purchases, but not for rentals. Check back once the update is out.
  4. paulyras macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    Even if you can, if you do have a computer, I would recommend purchasing on a computer and syncing or streaming. The reason being that once you fill that hard drive, there probably isn't a simple way of transferring off of the aTV, so you'll have to make some uncomfortable decisions about your content...

    Just a thought...

  5. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    Yes, you can buy movies off the AppleTV but not HD movies.
  6. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    that's a real shame!

    I have a home theatre setup and have enjoyed movie download to my iMac with synch to my AppleTV.

    If the studios permit movie rental you would think they would be happy to sell you a HD version.

    How HD is the HD. No mention of 1020i or 1020p; or Blu-Ray for that matter
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    ^^^^ IN other words 720p 24 fps(i think) if the above didn't make sense

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