Apple Removes Option to Buy TV Shows and Movies in iOS 17.2 iTunes Store App

With the launch of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2, Apple made a server side change that removes the option to purchase and access TV shows and movies from the iTunes Store app.

ios 17 2 itunes app
Attempting to access the TV Shows and Movies sections in the app directs users to the Apple TV app instead. "iTunes Movies and Your Purchases Have Moved," reads the app's message. "You can buy or rent movies and find your purchases in the ‌Apple TV‌ app."

During the beta testing process, the iTunes Store app continued to offer access to TV shows and movies, so this is a change that Apple made to its servers. With this update, Apple says in a support document that it is no longer possible to gift movies or TV shows on an iPhone running iOS 17.2 or later, on an iPad running iPadOS 17.2 or later, or on an ‌Apple TV‌ running tvOS 17.2 or later.

Apple made the same tweak to tvOS 17.2 during the tvOS 17.2 beta testing process. The standalone iTunes TV and iTunes Movies apps in tvOS are no longer functional, and redirect users to the TV app on the ‌Apple TV‌. Apple also redesigned the look of the TV app on the ‌Apple TV‌, but no notable changes have been made to the ‌Apple TV‌ app on the ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌.

Apple is directing users to the TV app in order to aggregate all TV and movie content in one place. The iTunes Store app on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ continues to offer options to purchase music.

Related Roundups: iOS 17, iPadOS 17
Related Forums: iOS 17, iPadOS 17

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
11 weeks ago
Long gone are the days where I would spent hours optimizing metadata of all my music and movies / tv shows. It was fun while it lasted. Kids these days will never know what a pain it was to use Limewire or EMule
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ttam110 Avatar
11 weeks ago
RIP user reviews and ratings
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justanthonylee Avatar
11 weeks ago

Currently you cannot buy entire shows in the Apple TV app - only seasons. This screws customers out of the best deals for long running multi-season shows.
That is just NOT the case. You can purchase a complete series in one purchase in the Apple TV app.

Attachment Image
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tuppery Numnak Avatar
11 weeks ago
So no more wishlist? COOL, APPLE. Not that the wishlist was even that good, since it didn’t let you know if a movie went on sale. No wishlist within the TV app.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-Gonzo- Avatar
11 weeks ago

Did they add Wish List yet? That’s critical for me.
No Wish List, best thing to do is download the CheapCharts app and add your Wish List to that.
You’ll then get notified upon a price drop.



Attachment Image
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
11 weeks ago
Finally iTunes Music Store again?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
General Apps Messages

iOS 17.4 to Add This 'Groundbreaking' New Messaging Feature

Friday February 23, 2024 5:05 am PST by
With iOS 17.4, set to arrive in March 2024, Apple is bringing a new cryptographic security feature to iMessage called PQ3. This "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks," according to Apple. Let's break down what that means. Apple's iMessage service already supports end-to-end encryption, but security...
cracked glass vision pro

Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...
New Macs iPads iOS 17 4

What to Expect at Potential Apple Event in March: iPads, Macs, and More

Friday February 23, 2024 8:35 am PST by
Apple often holds its first media event of the year in March, so the company could be just weeks away from announcing new products. Below, we have outlined what to expect from a potential Apple Event this March. Past Apple Events in March Apple has held five events in March since 2015:Monday, March 9, 2015 Monday, March 21, 2016 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Monday, March 25, 2019 Tuesday,...
iOS 17

When Will Apple Release iOS 17.4 for iPhones?

Friday February 23, 2024 11:56 am PST by
Apple has been beta testing iOS 17.4 for nearly a month now. Below, we explain when the update is likely to be released to all users. In its press release announcing major App Store changes in the EU, which were implemented in response to new regulations under the EU's Digital Markets Act, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released at some point in March:Developers can learn about these...
Next Generation CarPlay Porsche 1

Apple Launching Next-Generation CarPlay This Year With These New Features

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:03 pm PST by
Apple recently updated its website to confirm that the first vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut "in 2024." This wording is shown on Apple's regional websites for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. The iOS 17.4 beta includes code-level references to eight new CarPlay apps:Auto Settings: This app will let you manage paired iPhones...