New to Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bennytsmithjr, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Bennytsmithjr macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    so i just connect my new Apple TV and purchased my first movie...... Is it normal to have to wait 3+ hours for the movie i just rented to download before I can watch it?:( I understand my internet connection plays into this, but it cant be that bad can it? I am directly plugged in to my router..... Thank you in advance for you help.
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    No, that's far from normal...As posted above, what is your ISP and what MB download speed are you supposed to be getting? It sounds like you are suffering from low Internet download speeds. If you have a fast connection and the downloads are still slow, go into settings on your ATV and perform the network speed and diagnostic test...If you do have good bandwidth and the problem persists, you might need a replacement.
  4. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Thats not normal, your internet must be slow.
  5. DP812 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2009
    Are you streaming it from your Apple TV or are you downloading it to your computer? If it's the former, then it's not normal at all. If it's the latter, then depending on your speed, yes that could be normal. When renting movies through iTunes, I do it through the Apple TV menu and so it is streamed. When I buy a movie though, I go through iTunes on my computer so I can download it and for an HD movie, it can take around three hours to download.
  6. mattjohnson macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    My UK based 30Mb connection is ready to 'play' HD content in less than 10 secs from purchase with no buffering

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