New Apple Tv take too long to Rent???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by harleymhs, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. harleymhs macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    I have apple TV and when I rent a movie from Apple, it takes a minute to load.. My co worker just got apple tv and when he rents a move it says 2:45 to load... just says loading... The movie is charged to his itunes account but he cant watch it.. just says loading... Anyone know why?? Like I said mine takes about a minute to load... thanks!!
  2. Frosticus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2010
    Bristol, UK
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Sounds like a slow Internet connection or network trouble either locally or in the hops between you and the server it's getting the shows from.

    I rented a show from iTunes last night and it worked in seconds.
  4. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    I rented a movie sat night and it took seconds too... When he told me it took 2 hours to load something is WRONG! Ill have him do a speed test tonight! Thanks guys!
  5. rek71226 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    My wife rented a movie last night and it took seconds as well.
  6. Vikingobsessed macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
    south dakota
    I had this trouble

    too, to the point of Bridesmaids never downloading at all...7+ hours and it would never start. I have and extremely slow DSL (1.5MBS) and tried renting another movie at the same time...too small bandwidth to do both. I contacted Apple and they refunded my $ for Bridesmaids which freed up my ATV2 to download the other movie. I solved this by renting on my mac which then obviously streams to my ATV2...I rent at night and by morning I have it. We can't get faster DSL because of where we live....same speed since 2004. Thank you Qwest/Century link.
  7. Paratel macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    Sounds like a internet speed issue. I'm sure he could call apple and get a refund though.

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