So I asked Apple why my copies of Captain America and Thor dis-appeared and got a canned response and a few rental credits.
I've heard this before but I think it bears repeating, Here's an exerpt.
"Please be advised that iTunes Store is only a store front. Distributors add their content to our store and it is their choice to remove or modify them as they are the producers, distributors, and content owners of the items we have in the store. I regret to inform you that, although iTunes have the power to approve contents to be offered for sale in the store, the developers, content providers and distributors are the one responsible for managing or updating their contents. They can modify or remove items if they wish to, and iTunes doesn't have the ability to control their decisions. I hope you understand."
This leaves the ATV4K in a kind of strange area.... It seems like purchases from iTunes should be DL-ed right away but the 4K versions can't be DL-ed at all.
I guess I've known this for a while... I don't know what to think of it really. I realize that movies get remastered or re-released but I expect things I buy to remain available and that's not what iTunes offers.
I love to buy movies in iTunes for my ATV4K but .... I think I'm really realizing that dines't make any sense. I think I should buy on Vudu instead. I've never heard of this happening there. I don't know if I'm over-reacting (this doesn't happen often) or under-reacting (They have a ready made excuse for not having to honor purchased content dis-appearing.)
I guess I have to ponder this for a while. I did rebuy Thor and Captain America ... but I still don't know what I should really be doing for the future.
Last edited by Brian Hampton; 04-20-2019 at 02:15 PM.