Question on Airplaying iTunes Movie Rental from iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WrenFGun, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. WrenFGun macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2013
    I had a quick question that I'd love some understanding of. I love using Apple TV and airplay, but the one thing I kind of prefer the chromecast for is not having to download content before I play it (for instance, if I buy something from google play I can typically stream it to the chromecast without downloading it).

    I bought a movie from the iTunes store today on my iPhone, and wanted to airplay it to my TV using Apple TV. I had to download the movie prior to being able to airplay it. Obviously I know I could just buy the movie on Apple TV, but is there a way not to have to download it on my iPhone before airplaying it?
  2. matrix07, Aug 24, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014

    matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    You don't need to buy from Apple TV. You can just buy from iPhone, stop the download, go to Apple TV/Movies/Purchased and watch your purchases there. No AirPlay needed.
    Better yet, Your purchase should appear at the top area on the Home page automatically when you select Movies, so you don't even have to dig into it.

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