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    Movies and TV not purchased from iTunes

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    Question Movies and TV not purchased from iTunes
    Three questions about movies/programs not purchased from iTunes.

    (1) If I am streaming a movie from Netflix, will AppleTV stream it to my TV? If

    (2) If I have downloaded a movie from Netflix to my computer HDD, will AppleTV stream it to my TV?

    (3) If I have a DVD movie playing in my computer, will AppleTV stream it to my TV?

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    Movies and TV not purchased from iTunes
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    Quote Originally Posted by genemartin View Post
    Three questions about movies/programs not purchased from iTunes.

    (1) If I am streaming a movie from Netflix, will AppleTV stream it to my TV?
    No.

    (2) If I have downloaded a movie from Netflix to my computer HDD, will AppleTV stream it to my TV?
    If it's a) iTunes-compatible and b) copyable, then yes. I can't see Netflix doing this for piracy reasons, but I'm not a customer so I don't know.

    (3) If I have a DVD movie playing in my computer, will AppleTV stream it to my TV?
    No. But a number of DVDs now come with a "digital copy" of the film included on the disc (kind of like if you had "ripped" it to MP4 format yourself). Move this "digital copy" into iTunes and it will stream to your AppleTV just fine.

    I think you misunderstand what AppleTV is about; maybe a read of Apple's web page about the product will enlighten you.

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    Thanks for your help.
    Right you are, I didn't understand Apple TV. After reading Apple's description several times, I was clear that it works with iTunes. But, Apple doesn't say what it won't do. I do know iTunes is proprietary and could draw the inferences you've confirmed. I just wanted to be sure and I appreciate your taking the time to reply.

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