Rental Movies not showing up on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Tattoo, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Tattoo macrumors 6502

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    I rented a movie on my iMac.
    The movie sits in a folder called "Rented Movies".
    When I go to Apple TV and click on my shared movies only the purchased movies show up NOT my "rented movie".
    How do I point Apple TV to see the "Rented Movie" part of my iTunes Library?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure you need to use the "move" feature of iTunes to move the rental to the AppleTV to play it. I don't think you can stream a movie you rented on your computer to AppleTV.
     
  3. Tattoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats where I get confused - how do I do that? :confused:
     
  4. mwp98223 macrumors 6502

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    In iTunes, isn't there a tab that allows you to move rented movies? I don't think it just automatically shows up on the AppleTV.
     
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly you need to click the "rented movie" source and you can move the movie from there.
     
  6. Tattoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you kindly for your reply.
    In iTunes under the device iTV all I have are 2 tabs.
    One is summary and the other is photos.
    I have no "movie" tab under the iTV device.

    The Apple TV does see and play all movies I have purchased.

    This is my first rental and I can play it on my iMac but not on the Plasma TV.

    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  7. Tattoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried to "drag" the rented movie into the "movie" folder in iTunes - No such luck.

    It appears that Apple TV only can see the Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcast, Photos but NO access to the "Rental" portion of my iTunes library?

    I know next someone will say:
    Just rent from the Apple TV itself!

    But there is a reason why I'm NOT doing that and I hope thats not the ONLY way to rent. Besides on Apple's Webpage it says you can rent from iTunes and continue watching it on Apple TV or even your iPhone!

    I cant figure what I'm doing wrong : (
     
  8. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    Check out this iLounge guide to iTunes movie rentals. You want the "Transferring Movies Between Devices" section:

     
  9. chuckles:) macrumors 6502

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    switch from automatic to manual sycing, and it will be under the movies tab.
     

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