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I’m fed up of seeing this sort of thing. How can I download a purchase to the Apple TV and it not be in the cloud. Thanks

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  • Are you having network/wifi problems? Are you trying to play a local file or a show you purchased from iTunes? You say you're tired of seeing this message and that usually means network issues, can you watch this show on any other device?
    – fsb
    Jul 14 '20 at 0:37
  • Network is usually fine. I bough this on iTunes. Doesn’t the Apple TV have some internal memory to store some of my purchases? Jul 14 '20 at 6:45
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The Apple TV 3rd Gen has no true storage at all & only 512MB RAM - it was discovered it does actually have a 'hidden' 8GB, but presumably that will be caching content for immediate use rather than storing a movie you watched previously.

38 minutes to download a movie/TV show would indicate your internet connection is struggling.

From Everymac -

*Officially, the third generation Apple TV models have no internal storage. However, third-parties have determined that they actually have 8 GB of flash memory to cache content, just like the second generation Apple TV.

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