Bought a movie on Apple TV 2. Can’t play on computer

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My Apple TV 2 is configured to use my single iTunes account. When I use my Macbook Pro to login into that account in iTunes, I can't play a move I bought (and can play) on the Apple TV. I get this error message:

This computer is already associated with an Apple ID

I've tried "Store -> Authorize this computer" in iTunes, but it makes no difference.

Shouldn't I be able to play this movie on my laptop?

Best Answer

Movies rented on your Apple TV are not transferable to any other device and can only be viewed on your Apple TV.

See here under 'additional information'. If you purchase on your computer, you can move to Apple TV, but not the other way around it seems.