12/1/12
7:11 am

Forum Question: How Do I Stream Movies From iCloud?

On the Apple website, it implies that iTunes makes it possible to stream movies from iCloud:”iCloud makes iTunes even better, because your music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and more live not just on your computer, but on all your other devices, too. With iCloud, you never know when you’ll suddenly be in the mood to listen to a favorite song, rewatch a classic movie, or laugh at that hilarious sitcom episode with a friend.”
I know how to go into the Videos app on my iPad and click on Shared to stream videos, but the videos stream from the iTunes library on my Mac, not from iCloud. And my Mac has to be turned on for this to work. Is it possible to stream video content directly from iCloud? If so, how do I do this?

I am using iTunes 11 on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.2, with an iPad 3 running iOS 6.0.1.

Thank you
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Bob

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Stream Movies From iCloud?”

    12/1/12 @ 9:28 am

    The text you quote doesn’t say anything about streaming.
    With the new iTunes 11 you can access movies you have purchased from the iTunes store on any device. For instance, if I look under movies or TV shows I can see all of my purchases there with a little cloud symbol. I can re-download and watch them again. Same with apps and books, and music purchases too — though iTunes Match sorta takes over that area for me.
    Were you looking for the ability to stream your home movies from iCloud? That’s not what Apple means. That would be like iTunes Match for Video — which doesn’t exist. If it did, it would need to upload all of those videos to the cloud (“matching” wouldn’t make sense for video).

      Bob
      12/1/12 @ 8:23 pm

      Great, thanks Gary. I guess I mis-interpreted the text …

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