Movies will not resume where I left off.

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by timmay77, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. timmay77 macrumors member

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    Iphone X
    11.3

    Ever since I updated to 11.3, my native "TV" app will not remember where I left off when watching a movie and starts the movie from the beginning every time. I use my movies every day on the treadmill and it is super annoying to have to scrub through to where I left off. There is no option to turn this feature on or off as far as I know. Called Apple, had me do some things, but nothing helped. Stopped hearing from them. No solution.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. adham7897 macrumors regular

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    Go to Settings --> Videos --> and set "Start Playing" to "Where Left Off".
     
  3. timmay77 thread starter macrumors member

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    On my iPhone X, under settings, there is not a "Videos" option......
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    I can select "TV" under settings, but there is not a "Start Playing" option.
     
  4. timmay77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Bump. Still no solution for this. Just updated to 11.4 and it is still not working correctly.
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

    mavis

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    Same here. I've searched before, but this stupid TV app doesn't let you continue playing, apparently. It also takes 2-3x longer to load than the Videos app did. I wish there was a way to get the vastly superior Videos app back.
     
  6. timmay77 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    Going to your “library” and playing a video will start it from the beginning.

    You need goto the “Watch Now” section select the video from the “Continue” section for me this is at the top and quicker to get to anyway.

    HTH
     
  8. G_ronk macrumors newbie

    G_ronk

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    Does this only work for movies and shows purchased from itunes? The “watch now” tab in TV you said allows you to resume playback where you last left off but what about tv shows and/or movies added to iTunes library but not FROM iTunes? It used to work no problem and now it always starts from the beginning
     
  9. timmay77 thread starter macrumors member

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    None of my uploaded content is in the "Watch Now" tab.

    I converted and uploaded my entire collection of Big Bang Theory to watch while I run. Not purchased from Apple. It only appears in my Library. Can not continue where I left off.......
     
  10. Beerstalker macrumors 6502

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    You have to hit the DONE button before you close the TV app. If you just pause the video and leave the app, or leave it without pausing then I guess it does not save a marker of where you are at. If you pause the video and then hit DONE so it goes back to the title screen where it shows the slipcover and description then it should work.
     
  11. timmay77 thread starter macrumors member

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    YES! I can verify that this works. THANK YOU.
     

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