Renting with multiple ATVs - do you have to pay for each?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KDR, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. KDR macrumors regular

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    Can you watch a rented movie on a 2nd ATV without paying for it twice? I am considering moving my 40gb ATV to my kids' playroom and buying a 160gb for the family room. This would be an added benefit.
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    From the FAQ:

    Can I play my rental on more than one device?

    If you download a rented movie on your computer, you can transfer it to your Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone. Once you move the movie from your computer to a device, the movie will disappear from your computer's iTunes library. You can move the movie between devices as many times as you wish during the rental period, but the movie can only be viewed on one device at a time. If you rent the movie on your Apple TV, it is not transferable to any other device and you must watch it on your Apple TV.
     
  3. KDR thread starter macrumors regular

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    This creates a limitation for HD content. With our cable DVRs, we can watch rented movies from any DVR and Cox credits our account for the rental fee. We often start movies in the family room and finish them in the bedroom. Sharing between ATVs is something that Apple will have to address as this thing matures.
     
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Or, you could just take the box to your bedroom. Apple makes more money your way, though, so perhaps they will.
     

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