Does the Apple TV use internet usage to stream purchased movies?

I wanted know every time I stream a purchased movie from the Apple TV, does it use my internet usage.

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    It does, IF you are downloading the movie from Apple's servers. If you've already downloaded the movie to a local device (computer/iPhone/iPad) and you're playing it from that device, then it will not use the Internet.

    • Answered by David R from Seattle
    • 05-Apr-2014
  • yes it does

    • Answered by Angela G from West New York
    • 24-Jan-2015
  • Yes, it does. As Apple TV does not cache purchases on the device, it uses an internet connection to stream movies to your device.

    • Answered by Michael S
    • 01-Feb-2014