Movies available on itunes but not apple TV?????

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by buccsmf1, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    Is this happening to anyone else? If I turn on my apple TV and search for a movie such as No County for Old Men it can't be found. But if use itunes from my laptop it is there, and can be purchased and then synced to my apple TV. Wasn't the whole point of this update do cut out the middle man??? To allow me to buy movies directly on my apple TV without having to even turn on my computer? Why is the list of available movies different on apple TV than it is on itunes?
  2. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Apple TV shows movie rentals in SD and HD.

    iTunes shows movie rentals in SD, and movie purchases in SD.
  3. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    I believe that movie rentals come out 30 days after the DVD is released. The movie you specifically refer to is available for purchase only at this time via iTunes. The rental will show up on the :apple:TV 30 days from the DVD release.

    This was the deal Apple agreed to with the studios.
  4. buccsmf1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    i gotcha, apple tv is showing only rentals, i tunes shows the movies that you can actually buy, thanks!
  5. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    This is not always the case. If the studios want the rental available earlier than that, it will be available. There have been a few cases so far.
  6. TXCraig macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    But why? Why can't I purchase movies from Apple TV??? I can purchase music, music videos, and TV shows... why can't I purchase a movie from Apple TV? I'm really tired to Apple half way implementing stuff.

    ***Rant on

    Its funny how Amazon has Unbox that has 3 times the movies for rent, many more and better TV shows available for purchase and rent and has only been around a year or two compared to iTunes owning this space for years. I find it strange that most of the TV content you can buy from iTunes you can now watch for free on why would people purchase it?

    The entire NBC thing was a mess and Apple needs to get that content back. They said that the problem with NBC was, they wanted to charge more then the 1.99 charge for TV shows and Apple said no. Just yesterday, I was out in iTunes and saw the Star Wars Family Guy show and it was in iTunes for 8.99 ???? so what's the deal????

    We need content, content, content.....

    I feel better now...
  7. applehappy macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2007
    I just recently started seeing movies that are for purchase only available via Apple TV. For instance, if you search for "No Country For Old Men" on Apple TV it will come up. It doesn't show up in new releases or under the "Thriller" genre, even though it is identified in that genre in its description. Many other rent/purchase and purchase only titles are showing up as well.
  8. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    New York
    I completely agree...i just bought an album off aTV and it effortlessly synced back to my itunes...fantastic! now we only have to do this with movies...time for some feedback to apple :D
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I second this. I don't get it but that's not unusual!
    Me too, but I don't think I am nearly as mad as you are!

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