TV Show Streaming Disappears From Apple TVs In Canada Just Days After Update



Apple quietly issued an update to its Apple TV earlier this week, which finally introduced TV show streaming from the cloud to users in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. for the first time. However, there may have been a good reason why Apple was so quiet about it.

It would seem that the feature isn’t ready yet — or that it was not meant for certain territories — because just days after being introduced, Apple has removed it again.

Following the firmware update, users in these countries were introduced to a new “TV Shows” menu on their device which allowed them to stream TV shows they had purchased on iTunes directly to their Apple TV — without a computer or iOS device in between.

However, that feature has now disappeared for users in Canada, according to 9to5Mac:

For some, the TV Shows menu option disappeared on its own 24 hours following the firmware update. Others report that the option gets deleted from the main menu upon choosing it.

Of course, this could just be a bug in the firmware that needs fixing, but it would seem as though Apple has disabled the feature after its introduction, possibly because it was rolled out to these new countries by mistake. Let’s hope Apple issues some clarification soon.

If you’re in the U.K. or Australia and you’re having a similar experience, be sure to leave us a comment.

  • Mjk69

    In UK have the same issue, for a moment I thought I was going mad , menu appeared caught my eye and the vanished…..what’s going on….;-) running ATV 2 on 4.4.3

  • Mike McGregor

    Yeah mine has disappeared too!  Shame.. 

  • Robin Barnard

    only did the upgrade today, never saw the menu to start off with – i am almost used to this in the UK from Apple – It might even be the same for the lauded iTV if it even gets called that – the Apple tv was supposed to be called iTV to start off with!

  • Matt Campbell

    Hey there I’m in Australia and mine has disappeared also.. :(

  • Adrian Lawrence

    yeah gone too

  • Jaeik Jung

    Yes, it’s gone on mine too. :( I contacted “Fastlane” Apple Support but no one rang me back yet.