The iPad 2 is great for watching videos, whether they are files stored on your device, or videos being streamed from a service like Netflix. So when you own a lot of TV show episodes in iTunes, you want to have access to them to download and watch them at your leisure. This is especially important considering the limited amount of storage space on the iPad 2. But downloading or transferring through iTunes can be inconvenient, which makes the ability to view and download all of your purchased episodes directly from the device even more important.
If you find that a video is too expensive in iTunes, then you should check out Amazon Instant Video. They have a lot of sales, and rentals and movie purchases can often be cheaper there.
Show Purchased TV Show Episodes and Movies on the iPad 2
Note that this is going to show all of the episodes and movies that you have purchased with your Apple ID, but only the videos without a cloud icon next to them are currently downloaded to the device. You can stream cloud videos to your device without downloading them by touching the name of the video instead of touching the cloud icon to download them. But to do this you will need to show all of your videos first.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the Videos option in the column on the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Move the slider to the right of Show All Videos from the left to the right to enable the setting. There will be green shading around the slider when it is turned on.
If you own a lot of iTunes videos, then the Apple TV is the simplest way to watch them on your TV. Find out more about the Apple TV here.
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