TV App and iCloud Drive

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by jcmc, Jul 28, 2019.

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  1. jcmc macrumors member

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    Hi,

    In my TV app Library i have just the one item, the Chernobyl series I bought from the iTunes Store. I do however have loads of television and movie content currently residing in iTunes on my Mac that I want to copy into my iCloud Drive as I have the 2tb plan.

    So the question is where do I copy this to within iCloud Drive so that it can be seen and interacted with in the same Library section of the TV app - i.e. can I copy it all into a media folder and pop it on the iCloud Library desktop for instance?

    Thanks,

    C.
     
  2. JBaby macrumors regular

    JBaby

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    That’s not possible. To watch content not purchased from iTunes you need to use iTunes on your computer and turn on Home Sharing.
     
  3. jcmc thread starter macrumors member

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    But you could at the very least - inelegant as it might be - copy your media content to your drive and access them and download / play via the Files app?
     
  4. JBaby macrumors regular

    JBaby

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    Technically yes. But it won’t remember your spot. And you it won’t PIP without a 3rd party app like Documents. At that point you may as well skip the Files app all together.
     
  5. jcmc thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess so. Undermines the claims that Apple makes about the TV app being the hub for all your viewing though.
     
  6. JBaby macrumors regular

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    It doesn’t. They never said it was for personal content. How would they be able to know what content you had? Everyone does metadata differently. The TV app is for commercial services.
     

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