Apple TV strikes a sour note

Posted: May 5, 2008 in internet, Mac, media, movies, Technology

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my Apple TV but one quirk caused some gnashing of teeth in Chez Breezeblog this week.

I went to rent a movie one night only to find that the iTunes store was temporarily offline. No problem, I thought, I’ll just go an download it on my iMac and sync it later. After all, I have been able to watch purchased movies downloaded on both my iMac and a Mini with no problem and I have watched rented movies downloaded on the Apple TV on my iMac.

Well guess what? For reasons known only to Steve Jobs, you can’t sync rented movies from iTunes to your Apple TV. How dumb is that?! I’ve searched all the forums I know and no one seems to know why this is. So Cupertino, if you’re listening, please fix this. Oh, and how about a $3.99 credit for “This Is England” while you’re at it …

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