Options to store iTunes purchases on external HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Turnpike, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2011
    New York City!
    Now that I use my MBPro for work, even 1TB of HD space gets used up quickly- and I have a LOT of iTunes TV/Movie purchases, many I like to keep downloaded and available (in HD) for watching when I'm on the road without wifi. Just the 7 seasons of The Good Wife in HD will use up all of a 128GB iPad Pro, so a very large capacity option is something I've wanted for a while now.

    I like to watch whatever it is I watch on my MBPro, so is there an option to store the downloads on an external hard drive that I can plug in with a USB? (I'm not afraid of wires- I prefer them over wireless options that need to be charged).

    Because iTunes purchases are some kind of protected file, I know some options are not options. What is the simplest way to do this? I would be happy to pay a zillion dollars for a 2TB external HD or whatever non-cheap option someone suggests, if it's easy and straightforward, where I don't have to use a lot of 3rd party short cuts and so on.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Create a new itunes library on external drive. Change to that library and download whatever you want. You can then startup with that itunes library or the library on internal disk.

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