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Apple TV menus subject to rental content availability

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010
News Categories: Apple TV

iLounge has learned that the Apple TV’s main menus may be limited in functionality—or disappear altogether—depending on the types of rental content available in that country. In Canada, for example, rental movies are available, so the “Movies” menu contains the full stable of options, while the “TV Shows” menu disappears completely, as iTunes TV Show rentals aren’t yet available in that country. In another example, setting Mexico as the “Country” results in the removal of the “TV Shows” menu and an empty “Movies” menu, save for the “In Theaters” trailer option, as neither Movie nor TV Show rentals are available. Any TV Shows, Movies, or other media that users have saved to iTunes and available on their networks can be accessed through the separate “Computers” main menu listing.

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So this reassures my feeling that the Mexican iTunes Store will start carrying movies in the future…

Posted by Korpil on September 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM (PDT)

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