iTunes Store Won't Work on Original Apple TV and Windows XP/Vista PCs as of May 25

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    Apple yesterday published a new support document noting that security changes being implemented on May 25 will prevent the first-generation Apple TV and PCs running Windows XP or Vista from using the iTunes Store. Apple has also begun emailing users with active first-generation Apple TVs to warn them of the upcoming change.

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    Apple notes that second-generation and later Apple TV models will continue to work with the iTunes Store.

    The first-generation Apple TV based on a traditional hard drive was introduced back in 2007 and was supplanted by the much smaller flash-based second-generation model in late 2010. The first-generation model was officially declared obsolete by Apple in late 2015.

    As for PC users, Apple notes that machines running Windows XP or Vista are no longer supported by Microsoft and are unable to use the latest versions of iTunes, as iTunes 12 requires Windows 7 or later. With the upcoming changes, users running these older versions of Windows and iTunes won't be able to make new purchases or redownload previous purchases from the iTunes Store.

    (Thanks, Greg!)

    Article Link: iTunes Store Won't Work on Original Apple TV and Windows XP/Vista PCs as of May 25
     
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    I'm kind of surprised its still able to be accessed on the original Apple TV.
     
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    Great product. I remember syncing movies to it and taking with me when I traveled to use on the hotel TV.
     
  5. martyjmclean macrumors member

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    Its absurd to be using anything older than Windows 7.
    Computers still running Windows XP and Vista are likely to be POS systems anyway and wouldn't need iTunes.
     
  6. ipponrg macrumors 6502

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    You would be surprised at how many people still use the original Apple TV, so it definitely did have its audience
     
  7. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Vista? Even Microsoft hopes everyone forgets that debacle.
     
  8. Williesleg macrumors regular

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    Aah yes, have one in the basement. Remember discovering podcasts like Diggnation on it...too bad Apple never did anything, they could have been better and bigger than Youtube. I think Kevin still owes Alex a flat screen TV over that bet, doesn't he? ;)
     
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    I enjoyed and had no issues with Vista in the years that I used it.
     
  10. AngerDanger, Feb 24, 2018
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    Hahaha, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP before Apple!

    Edit: read below.
     
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Technically xp is still supported just not for the public.
     
  12. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    At least I can still play my video purchases on Snow Leopard in iTunes.
     
  13. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe this means we will see some new iTunes Store features/improvements over the next couple months?
     
  14. honam1021 macrumors regular

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    If Win XP compatible versions of iTunes are no longer support then PowerPC Macs are probably getting the axe as well.
     
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    They really could have put a lot more effort behind it than they did in the beginning. Surely Steve saw video would go the same way as audio.
     
  16. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    Good thing no one builds Apple TVs into an actual TV. Hate to think you can't use your TV because it is deemed "obsolete."
     
  17. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502

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    Unsurprising as the iTunes store only somewhat works on Windows 10.

    It shouldn't be that hard to keep track of what show episodes I have purchased or already downloaded and yet...
     
  18. racerhomie macrumors member

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    Tell that to the thousands of companies, who still even have Win95 & XP.
     
  19. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    This is dumb. What's wrong with letting iTunes function on XP and Vista? I mean, I don't use those OS's, but I see no reason to prevent them from accessing the iTunes store. And who is Apple to tell people they can't use their old Apple TV's anymore? I mean, those old ones are total crap; but still, if people want to use them then they should have every right to do so.
     
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    Did you read the article?
     
  21. Jest3r macrumors regular

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    Windows 95 came on 50MHz Pentium I era computers. I believe "thousands of companies" might be a stretch for that statement.
     
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    Airports in France, & plenty of 3rd world countries have them in use. Most of them are disconnected from the web.
     
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    I wish the article spelled out what those security changes actually *are*.
     
  25. racerhomie macrumors member

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    This is because of outdated security certificates.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 24, 2018 ---
    Most likely outdated security certificates.
     

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