How do I watch a rented movie from my Mac on my apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kev7554, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. kev7554 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Rented jackass 3 on my MacBook can I watch it on my apple tv 2nd gen and if so how do I do this. Can I start watching it and AirPlay it to the apple tv or do I have to do something else. Thanks
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008

    Once the rental is downloaded, you can watch it on your computer, stream it to Apple TV (2nd generation) via Home Sharing, or transfer the rental to a supported iPhone, iPad, or iPod.1

    • Connect the device to your computer. Then, click it when it appears on the left side of the iTunes window (under Devices).
    • Click the TV Shows Tab.
    • Select the TV Show you want to transfer, then click Move.
    • Click Apply in the lower-right corner.
  3. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    The rentals on your Mac just show up on the AppleTV now if you have home sharing enabled. You can also access them with the Remote app as there is a "rentals" section on it. Click on "More" if you don't have it set as one of your main options at the bottom in the Remote app.

    Of course, you can also transfer them to an iOS device and then Airplay it from there. Or you can start playing it in iTunes on your computer and then choose to Airplay it from your computer.

    So there are multiple ways to play rentals on your computer at your Apple TV. Take your pick.

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