How long are streamed (purchased) movies cached on the ATV?

GarrettL1979

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The other day I opted to stream my iTunes copy of Limitless (HD) on my ATV 3 from the the purchased tab. The buffering took forever due to my slow internet connection, so I gave up and forgot about it. The next day I checked it out and it was ready for watching-- and even the day after that it was still fully buffered. Does anyone know how long movies are stored on the ATV?

Also, is there a way to cancel the streaming/buffering process if it's taking too long?
 

zin

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The other day I opted to stream my iTunes copy of Limitless (HD) on my ATV 3 from the the purchased tab. The buffering took forever due to my slow internet connection, so I gave up and forgot about it. The next day I checked it out and it was ready for watching-- and even the day after that it was still fully buffered. Does anyone know how long movies are stored on the ATV?

Also, is there a way to cancel the streaming/buffering process if it's taking too long?
Settings -> Network -> iTunes Store -> Stop Loading Rentals

Something around those lines to cancel a rental download.

Also, I believe the buffer is cached until there is insufficient cache storage available for the next stream, although I've no source for this.
 

GarrettL1979

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Settings -> Network -> iTunes Store -> Stop Loading Rentals

Something around those lines to cancel a rental download.

Also, I believe the buffer is cached until there is insufficient cache storage available for the next stream, although I've no source for this.
thanks!
 

waw74

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although with the aTV only having 8GB of storage, it won't last long.
probably the purchase of one additional movie would bump the old one.