Purchasing Movies -ATV 3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TopToffee, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Am I missing something, or is it not possible to BUY movies from the ATV?

    Every single movie I look at is only available to rent. I'm in the UK, but even ones that are available to buy when I look on iTunes aren't listed to buy on ATV.

    Am I doing something dumb, or is that just the way it is?

    There also doesn't seem to be a "Purchased" tab on the ATV....

    TV shows are available to buy without a problem, btw
  2. erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
  3. LaWally macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    I have ATV2 with the new UI and I can buy movies through ATV. I am in the US. Perhaps the iTunes Store in the UK is not set up yet for movie purchases through ATV?
  4. jchisholm macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Same observation here in Canada.. (purchase option not available
  5. Wavell macrumors regular


    Nov 7, 2007
    Essex, UK
    From what I understand, at this point in time (in the UK) you can buy and rent TV shows and only rent movies. I'm sure at some point the film studios will allow us to buy via ATV, but just not yet :(
  6. erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Movies in iCloud are not allowed in the UK. So what you need to do is: buy the movie in your Mac, enable iTunes sharing, and access the movie through "computers" in your apple TV.
  7. TopToffee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Which would be ok, except you can't buy in 1080 thru iTunes :-(
  8. smashie macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2009
    really annoyed that UK content is mostly 720p :mad:

    I am tempted to create a US account to download the movies i want, but not

    sure how i will be able to manage UK tv shows and music , with US movies

    in the future? Especially if iCloud is develop here in the UK
  9. erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    You are right! I didn't notice this, I bought the Lion King and I thought it was 1080p, but I just checked and it's 720p. I feel scammed!!!

    I started checking the movies in the store and all of them are 720p, I haven't seen any movies at 1080p.

    TV shows are 1080p, I bought the Walking Dead and there's the option (BTW you need to select 1080 as your choice for HD content in the store settings).

    Does anybody know when will the UK itunes store have 1080p movies?
  10. TopToffee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    And yet you can RENT 1080p movies in the uk (apple tv and iPad)

    Very very odd
  11. erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Oh, that's were I saw the movies at 1080p. I would be nice to have some official communication from Apple about where this is going in the UK:

    - Will we have movies in the cloud?

    - Will we be able to buy Movies in 1080p?

    - Will we have more current TV shows? (Episodes available just after aired in the US).
  12. erpetao, Mar 30, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

    erpetao macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    Can you give me an example of an 1080p movie in the UK itunes? I can't find any.
  13. TopToffee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Not in iTunes... but you can rent 1080p movies through Apple TV
  14. sphinx99 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2012
    Not sure where to ask this, but as someone who does look for deals (like most people I think) do movies on the iTunes store ever go on sale? E.g. Random sales and promotions like any other store?
  15. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    I've noticed some movies I can't buy on Apple TV but they are on iTunes. I live in America, zombie land is one such example. It doesn't even show up on the search using Apple TV. But using iTunes on iPad, iPhone, or my Mac it shows up just fine.
  16. here2rock macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    Is it possible to se up a USA account from Australia? In Australia rent for some" movies is $7.99, I want to keep my movies at that price! I'm sure you guys in state getting it cheap like everything else.

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