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    Default Can't airplay from ipad to atv2 movies from itunes

    I bought Cars 2 from itunes, but I can't airplay it to the ATV2 from my ipad or iphone. I keep getting a message that my ATV is not authorized to show it.

    Any ideas how to make it work?

    I spoke several times with Apple support, but they are clueless. All firmware is up to date on ipad and ATV2, etc. They let me redownload the movie, but that didn't help either.

    Any ideas.?
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    Obvious question, but do you have sharing set (signed into your iTunes account) in video settings on your iPad?

    Also make sure AirPlay is enabled on your ATV2.


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    Actually, I did NOT have my itunes account set.
    However, I set it, and it did not solve the problem.

    Airplay is enabled. I use it all the time. Just doesn't work with Cars 2. Cars 2 is actually the first movie that I ever bought from Apple, so it might be all movies, I don't know. But everything else works fine with airplay.
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    What about sharing signed in on your apple tv ?


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    Yup. I tried that too.
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    Long time reader joined just to say I'm having the same issue with Cars 2. Downloaded on my iPhone 4, will not play on apple tv no matter what. I'm able to use the remote app, stream videos I've taken from camera roll, and tv shows I have on the phone, but the movie won't play.

    Apple TV is up to date, I completely reset it, tried the download a free show trick that was on the apple discussion forums and that didn't work....I'm at a total loss. Is it possible it's a restriction in the movie itself?
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    I still haven't been able to get an answer from Apple about it.
    "It just DOESN'T work".
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    I had a similar issue with my ATV-1 - see that thread for the solution.... you could try that on your ATV2.
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    What thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by george99 View Post
    What thread?
    http://forums.tipb.com/apple-tv-2-fo...v-1-issue.html

    When I google searched my issue, I saw it was also happening to ATV2 users - some reported the solution I did with m ATV1 helped with their ATV2 issue as well.
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    Tried the ATV-1 issue fix. It's not all content, just this movie specifically that isn't working. I've downloaded a few tv shows and movies since and have had no problems.
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    I'm having the exact same issue. Bought Cars 2 on my iPad2, trying to Airplay it to my Apple TV2, and I'm getting the "not authorized to play this content" message. Everything else is playing just fine, including recent episodes of TV shows I've purchased. I haven't tried downloading any more movies to my iPad2, though. I updated all software for Apple TV2 and iPad2 and rebooted everything. Apple support stopped responding to me.

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