How to Delete Downloaded Movies in TV App?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by legaleye3000, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I put movies from my laptop to my iPhone. Under "Downloaded" in the TV App, I do not see anywhere that allows me to delete the movies. Before the TV App came out, you would click "edit" then hit the "X" to delete. Please help. Thank you.
  2. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    I believe you can do it in settings. In general, storage & iCloud usage, manage storage - if you click on the TV app there you can see the individual movies. Delete them there - swipe to the left. A really dumb place to put them.
  3. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    The TV app is an unbelievable mess. But here's how you do it:

    For movies, click on the blue downloaded label and a pop-up appears
    For tv shows, long press the episode name and a pop-up appears

    Inconsistent across the app? Yup.
    Any affordance? Nope.
    Introducing a new gesture to iOS to delete a file when every other mechanism else is swipe and click delete or tap edit then delete? Welcome to Tim Cooke's Apple

    Will the last Apple product leader turn out the lights when they leave.
  4. mikef07 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007

    What you wrote does not make sense or at least it doesn't on my iPad. What blue downloaded label? Under library there are 3 choices. Recently added, movies, and downloaded. If I click downloaded it lists all my moves but there is no place to click to delete. If I click movies the view is better, but there is not what you say. What a mess downloaded is also. It has them in alphabetical order but instead of having 4 or 5 per row with columns it is just one long row. I am not sure Apple could have designed a bigger piece of garbage to manage videos now. This looks like a 5 year old designed this.
  5. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    You can't delete from the menu, you have to go to each individual piece of content

    Click on the movie you want to delete.

    To the right of the art under the description, it will say,. "Downloaded" in a blue bubble. Tap on that, and that will bring up the pop-up to delete.

    I agree about how crappy this app is. I swear Apple execs don't use their own products anymore.
  6. mikef07 macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    Thanks for the reply but I don't think this applies to me as these are movies I transferred from my computer to iPad. I did not download these from iTunes Store. When I click on the actual movie all I have is a blue play button to the right, below that it lists how long and the genre and then a preview window with a still of the video. This is all even though I click on "downloaded videos " in the TV when given the choice. I am simply amazed that this piece of crap got released yet I am the dummy who installed it. To the right of the art there is nothing at all and nothing below it.
  7. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    This does not work for me when I click on the downloaded button. iPad Air 2. Anyone else not able to delete this way?
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    What about Settings-General-Storage and iCloud Usage-TV App. Can you delete from there like you can for Music? I don't have any downloaded shows at the moment to test with. All of mine are still sitting in the cloud waiting for me to watch them.
  9. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Yes, I'm able to delete that way, I just think it's ridiculous that you have to go through all that to do it. Also curious why I'm not able to delete the way others are.
  10. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    on my iPhone 7 i use 3D Touch. On my iPad Air 2 i touch and hold onto the file and a remove pop up appears. Its a bit buggy as the file only gets truly wiped after flipping back into the movie List overview
  11. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Thanks much.

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