Purchased movies on itunes have to stream to ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by RKilbane20, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Just a quick question, i scanned a couple pages and didn't see an answer. If I buy a movie on iTunes from my computer and want to watch it on my ATV2 do i have to stream by airplay or can I watch it from my ATV without my mac streaming it?
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    You don't need to use AirPlay, but your ATV will pull it from your computer's iTunes library. This all works from the ATV's end, and bypasses AirPlay.
  3. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I dont understand why apple doesn't let us buy movies and TV shows from the ATV and then just allow us to download them on our Macs later if we want to.
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    There is only 8 gigs storage on the AppleTV2. After about 2 movies you'd be full and have to delete or transfer. Not an ideal set up. I'd like to see the AppleTV allow purchases that are downloaded to the iTunes its connected to instead of having to go to iTunes to purchase.

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