When I buy songs on Apple TV, how do they get back to my Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by imacericg, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. imacericg macrumors regular

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    I am in "streaming mode" and for the heck of it, I bought a CD on Apple TV, expecting it to appear on my Mac after I downloaded it. I remember Jobs saying this would happen, what am I missing?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I've been wondering the same thing. I still haven't figured out how to transfer info from my ATV to my computer.
     
  3. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    Can't speak to songs, but when I bought a TV show on the AppleTV I found it in my iTunes directory on the main computer that feeds the ATV.
     
  4. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Whenever I purchase songs on the ATV, they immediately sync back to iTunes on my computer where I can burn them.

    It's a setting somewhere but I'm not sure which one.
     
  5. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    I have all of my music set up to sync. I have yet to see Apple TV generate a "Hey, iTunes! Start syncing" message, but when iTunes next syncs, my Apple TV purchased music gets moved to my iMac.

    When that happens, btw, the trash icon on the Apple TV song list disappears.
     
  6. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    THere is a playlist 'Purchased on AppleTV' if im not mistaken which syncs it automatically..
     
  7. imacericg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have mine streaming, not sync'ed. Is that the problem?
     
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020

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  9. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Yes, enable both; this is how my AppleTV is configured.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Is there a way to transfer files without synching? I have a 40 gig and I don't want to synch it. My iTunes library is too big.
     
  11. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    You can set it up to "custom" sync, where you select NOTHING in the iTunes list.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Hmm...where is that? Sorry- I'me still pretty new to ATV.
     
  13. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    It's on the main Summary tab when you click on the Apple TV under "Devices" in iTunes.
     
  14. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    Ya under the Summary tab as mentioned pick custom sync and then just make sure all of the tabs with movies and what not aren't checked. That way it'll sync every time you open itunes w/o syncing your library to it.
     

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