iTunes is crap

Discussion in 'iPod' started by andiwm2003, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    #1
    Why does iTunes keep downloading purchased items in the background without me wanting it? It tries to download dozens of TV shows and movies. Why do they have a cloud?

    I don't want to clog up my HD with gigabytes of old TV shows every time I start iTunes. Let alone it slowing down the internet by stupidity downloading old crap movies. I don't want that.

    I never set anything to "automatic download" or such. But it keeps doing that.

    How can I stop this bloated piece of crap from downloading old stuff?
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    iTunes drop-down menu > Preferences > Store tab: Automatic Downloads
     
  3. andiwm2003 thread starter macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    unfortunately that doesn't work for me. not at my mac right now so can't test it. but whenever i buy or rent anything on itunes it asks for my iCloud login and immediately starts downloading dozens of movies from the last five years.

    If i forget to go to the download window and manually stop it from downloading it just fills up my HD. It sometimes does this without me logging in to anything. It's a mess.
    I had this issue for years. I contacted they support and they deleted my download queue on their end but it didn't help. Everytime I upgrade iTunes to a new version it does the same.

    It seems whenever I do anything that touches a login procedure iTunes downloads everything under the sun. How can apple design something like this and at the same time tout their "we stream everything" model?
     

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