Using iTunes account on Apple TV's at two different houses

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by starkreality70, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. starkreality70 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    So, my parents just got an Apple TV.

    Can I just give them my iTunes username and password so they can watch all my purchased movies at their house?

    And can I continue to watch them at my house?

    Can Apple tell that purchased content is being viewed at two different houses?

    Do they care?

  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    Apple won't care - they simply place a limit on the number of devices that can be signed into an account - they don't care where those devices are (your computer and Apple TV may be at home, your iPhone is wherever you happen to be).

    You might care about your parents using your account, if your parents start buying movies, music, and apps on your credit card. ;) They may need your password from time to time, too, even if they don't spend money. And if you use iCloud Photo Library, they'll be able to see all your selfies... It's worth thinking thrice before giving other people the keys to your kingdom.
  3. starkreality70, Mar 28, 2016
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    starkreality70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2014
    I get that, but when I look at my iTunes account, it lists all the iPads, iPhones, and computers I have linked to my iTunes account, but NOT any of my apple tv's, and I have two. Do they really impose a limit on apple tvs? I haven't seen anything to that effect...
  4. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2014
    Just turn on family sharing and add them as a minor and they can't buy anything on their account for 18 years without asking you for permission.
  5. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    yep, family sharing and they can see all your content, etc. they should be able to purchase their own if necessary or get iTunes gift cards and add a balance to your account.
  6. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    The listing in iTunes may not include all devices associated with your iTunes account - it only reports sign-ins using specific features. See this:

    Currently, the best places to check sign ins may be at and (that last presumes you're using the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes). See Note that both of those listings are dependent on the version of its operating system a device is running.
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Yes. You can do what you want. I do it in multiple places. Family Sharing that someone mentioned is really the best. You can simply create a "sharing" account for a 13 year old. And use it on multiple places. The catch is that you parents can not also creating family sharing on their own and have both family sharing in the same Apple TV.

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