I've bought some movies in iTunes on my Mac. Now I want to download them to my Windows XP PC in iTunes. (Both machines have the latest iTunes version installed.)

According to the description at the apple web site, I should see the movies in the "Purchased" section of the quick links. I can get to the "Purchased" section fine, except that I don't get a "Movies" button at all.

Any ideas about how to get the movies button (or get the movies to the other pc in an other way)?

  • Three unrelated questions: Could you show us a screenshot of what you do see? Is the movie already downloaded to your Mac? Are you viewing Purchased on your Mac or PC?
    – Tuesday
    Oct 5, 2012 at 22:19

2 Answers 2


You're probably in an iTunes-restricted country. While any user may re-download apps and books, re-downloads of music and movies are restricted to certain countries.

You'll need to manually copy the movies over to the XP computer. Note that you will need to activate iTunes with your AppleID to be able to play them.


That's because most movies are not yet available to redownload like music and apps are.

  • I'm not sure what you're talking about—once you purchase anything through iTunes you can download it at any time free of charge (which the exception of rentals).
    – Tuesday
    Oct 6, 2012 at 15:09
  • What can't you re-download?
    – Tuesday
    Oct 7, 2012 at 18:20
  • Some TV shows and movies, as far as I'm aware. Oct 7, 2012 at 20:16
  • I have not heard of that; unless you can find an example of this I am fairly sure you are in some way misinformed.
    – Tuesday
    Oct 9, 2012 at 19:53
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    Ahhh it depends where you live! support.apple.com/kb/HT5085 Oct 9, 2012 at 21:25

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