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iTunes Store download options

Learn about your download options when you buy a TV season, Season Pass, Multi-Pass, movie bundle, music box set, or an individual movie or TV episode.

iTunes 11 or later

Season Passes and completed TV seasons

When you buy a TV season or Season Pass, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any episodes now. You can download your episodes later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download All: Download all available episodes.
  • Download: Download the earliest unseen episode of the season. For example:
    • If you haven't downloaded any episodes from a season, episode 1 of that season will download.
    • If you've previously bought or downloaded episode 3 of a season, episode 4 of that season will download.

Complete my TV season or complete my Season Pass

When you choose to complete a TV season or Season Pass, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any episodes now. You can download your episodes later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download All: Download all available episodes.
  • Download: Download the most recent episode of the season. For example, if the most recently aired episode was episode 12, episode 12 will download.

Movie bundles

When you buy a movie bundle, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any of the movies from the bundle now. You can download your movies later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download All: Download all movies from the movie bundle.
  • Download: Download the first movie from the series.

Music box sets, individual movies, and TV episodes

When you buy a box set, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any songs or videos now. You can download your purchase later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download: Download all available songs from the box set or individual movie or TV episode.

iTunes Extras

When you buy a movie that comes with iTunes Extras, Extras content is available to stream:

  • On a Mac or PC using iTunes 11.3 or later.
  • Via a second generation or later Apple TV with Apple TV software 6.2 or later installed.
  • On an iOS device running iOS 8 using Wi-Fi.

If you bought a movie before July 10, 2014*, you can access a downloadable version of Extras on a Mac or PC with iTunes 9 or later:

  • Visit your iTunes purchase page.
  • Click the cloud icon over the movie. You'll see these options:
    • Cancel: Cancel the download.
    • Download iTunes Extras: Download your Extras to your iTunes library.

*HD titles purchased before July 10, 2014, might also have a streaming version of iTunes Extras that are playable on all devices mentioned above.

iOS 6 or later

Season Passes or completed TV seasons

When you buy a TV season or Season Pass on an iOS device, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any episodes now. You can download your episodes later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download: Download the earliest episode of the season. For example:
    • If you haven't bought or downloaded any episodes from a season, episode 1 of that season will download.
    • If you've previously bought or downloaded episode 3 of a season, episode 4 of that season will download.

Complete my TV season or complete my Season Pass

When you choose to complete a TV season or Season Pass on an iOS device, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any episodes now. You can download your episodes later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download: Download the most recent episode of the season. For example, if the most recently aired episode was episode 12, episode 12 will download.

Movie bundles

When you buy a movie bundle, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any movies from the bundle now. You can download your movies later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download: Download the first movie from the series.

Music box sets, individual movies, and TV episodes

When you buy a box set, individual movie, or TV episode using an iOS device, you'll see these options:

  • Later: Don't download any songs or videos. You can download your purchase later from iTunes in the Cloud.
  • Download: Download all available songs from the box set or individual movie or TV episode.

Learn more

Some features are not available in all countries and require the support of iTunes in the Cloud. If your region or country doesn't have the support of iTunes in the Cloud, your content will download immediately.

When buying a Multi-Pass, the most recent episode, if available, will begin to download immediately. You will receive an email when new episodes become available. New episodes will be available in "Purchased in the iTunes Store" on your computer or iOS device, or in TV Shows > Purchased on your Apple TV.

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2014
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