You Can Now Use iCloud To Re-Download Movies And TV Shows

You Can Now Use iCloud To Re-Download Movies And TV Shows

Apple has noted that iCloud can now be used to re-download movies and TV shows that have been purchased from the iTunes Store. During today’s keynote, it was revealed that the third-gen Apple TV would support 1080p HD video, and Apple gave its iTunes video catalog a 1080p facelift to match. On top of that, iCloud will now let you access your purchased video content on all of your devices as many times as you want.

The new feature is welcomed, but there are a couple major Hollywood studios that have not made their content available on iCloud. Universal and Fox haven’t been able to ink a deal with Apple yet.

Peter Kafka reports for AllThingsD:

A studio executive tells me that Apple does not have all six of the major studios on board. And here’s confirmation from a source with first-hand knowledge: News Corp.’s Fox and Comcast’s Universal aren’t in, because they have preexisting deals with Time Warner’s HBO that give the pay-TV service exclusive “windows.”

There’s been no official word on when Fox and Universal will be added to iCloud, but we can only hope it will happen sooner rather than later. Apple definitely looks to be preparing the studios for the rumored ‘iTV’ by making content available anywhere in the cloud.

A new Apple TV set-top box was announced today for $99. It streams 1080p HD video, rocks a sexy new interface, and can be purchased now on Apple’s website.

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  • recyclops117

    I love to watch ‘moves’!!(:

  • N0M0reUsernames

    is this DRM free?

  • Barrett Jasper

    Can you already re-download music? Sorry if a dumb question but I haven’t purchased music in iTunes before but a friend sync’ed his iTunes wrong and asked me if he could re-download his purchased music and I didn’t thik you could but didn’t investigate it. Thanks in advance…:-)

  • LongJohnDavis

    IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DOWNLOAD MY MOVES! LOL

  • tiresius

      But wait, there may be more (from the CoM School of Horrific Proof-Reading), for the article currently reads, “On top of that, iCloud will not [sic] let you access your purchased video content…”

       Not? Or, noW?  Please advise, Cu_t of Mac.

  • Robert Eschbacher

    “On top of that, iCloud will not let you access your purchased video content on all of your devices as many times as you want.” is that supposed to be NOW instead of NOT? sorry if thats a dumb question or was already cleared up!

  • FriarNurgle

    Does Apple really sell many movies/shows? I’ve never done it nor do I ever plan on it.

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