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

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GarrettL1979, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. GarrettL1979 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. zin macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. GarrettL1979 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks!
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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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.
     

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