Switching between iTunes Accounts

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thatoneguy82, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

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    I have multiple accounts on my ATV (3rd gen) but in the past several months, I've noticed that when switching to one account from the other, I become stuck to the switched account. Basically, I can't freely switch from one to another; the option to do so is greyed out. After a couple of hours or so, I can freely switch again but the same thing happens again if I do the switch.

    I have 3 ATVs (3rd gen) and they all do this. Anyone know the cause of this and if there's a way to fix it?
     
  2. Otago Lad macrumors member

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    I've had this issue too and it really bugs me. The whole issue of multiple accounts and how iTunes/aTV/Apple handle it is a PITA. I have UK, New Zealand and USA accounts and having to switch between them for updates to apps and watching cloud saved media is a mess.
     
  3. thatoneguy82 thread starter macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

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    Good to know I'm not the only one.

    I'm beginning to wonder if this is a "bug" or if it's something that's "meant" to exist. But if it is the latter, what could be the purpose of it?

    The only time it really bugs me is if I accidentally switch to an account or if I need to watch something on another account.
     
  4. thatoneguy82 thread starter macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

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    Well, it seems like it's somewhat fixed with 6.1. It still grays out, but it becomes available after a couple of minutes.
     

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