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    Jun 24, 2007
    Hillsboro, OR
    Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz/ 2GB RAM / 120 GB HDD
    Your Apple TV is not authorized to play this content
    I get this message ('Your Apple TV is not authorized to play this content') when I try to play any movie or TV show that I bought on my Mac Mini which I try and play via Apple TV. I have tried to de-authorize and authorize my account, rebooted the TV, and even rebooted the Mini that the media is on, but no luck.

    1. I am able to play the SAME content on another Mac via homesharing.
    2. If I purchase a new TV episode on my Mini then it plays fine on my ATV. So it looks like the problem is with content that I purchased before I had the ATV.

    Any suggestions on what I could do?
    I am an Apple customer, not a fanboy.

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    iggibar's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2009
    6.1 Mac Pro - 5.1 Mac Pro - 4.1 Mac Pro - 15" MBP - 13" MBP - 17" PB - PM G5 - Apple Watch 42mm
    Download Handbrake, and convert the media to "universal" or "AppleTV."
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    I have this problem on my ATV 1 every so often. I have to re-sync my Library and it works fine afterwards. Since the ATV 2 interfaces with iTunes and your Mac differently I suspect that won't work.

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