I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV, and have a functionality question for any current users out there.
If I buy a TV series from iTunes on my iPhone, is that purchased logged in the cloud so that the content is available on any device that knows my Apple ID?
I bought a TV series from iTunes on my Windows laptop, as a trial. When I want to watch the next episode, I plug the laptop in to the TV via HDMI, and use the iTunes Remote app on my iPhone to watch the show. When I do this, I am presuming the laptop is streaming the content live from the cloud, as I haven't downloaded the entire series to a local device, the HD content being too big in terms of file size.
I'd like the Apple TV to basically play the role of the laptop here. I'd like to be able to turn it on, and have it be able to access anything I've bought from iTunes, whether the original purchase was made on my iPhone, laptop, or through the unit itself.
If my Apple TV is set up to know my Apple ID, presumably it will be able to see any content I've already purchased, and stream this on demand, without the need for a computer somewhere running itunes to be turned on?
this seems the kind of useful easy connectivity that Apple is so good at, but sometimes they choose their own annoying path, so i wanted to check.