Monday, January 6, 2020

No Home Videos in TV App

Jeff Richardson:

I found the solution after digging around for a while on Apple’s online support discussions.  It turns out that in iOS 10.2, you need to install something that you bought from iTunes before you can watch something that you transferred from a computer.  This is obviously a bug, but there is a work-around that you can use until Apple fixes this.  If you go to the bottom of the TV app and tap on the Store icon, you can scroll to the bottom to see buttons to press that will let you buy content from iTunes.  I recommend that you tap Free Episodes.  That opens up the iTunes app, and if you download anything — including something that is free — the TV app works.


Finally, I noticed that after I added more movie content to the iPhone, I would sometimes have to force quit the TV app and launch it again to see the additional downloaded content.

I tried this, but like some other users, I was never able to get it to work. iTunes says that the videos are on the iPhone, but they don’t show up and can’t be played. I eventually gave up and used iTunes to manually transfer them to the VLC app.


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