How to download 1080p movies from iTunes


By default, even if you have bought the new 1080p capable iPad, iTunes will only download 720p videos from the Store.

To make sure you have amazing video quality on your iPad when watching movies, go to your iTunes Preferences:

  • Click on Store
  • From the drop down select ‘1080p‘ half way down the screen
  • press OK

Once you have done this, you will be able to download 1080p videos should they be available for your chose iTunes content.

Syncing these to your iPad will play in full quality at 1080p now.



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1 Comment

  1. morse ayuki

    July 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    it’s important to note that the iTunes Store has not seen a wholesale updating of HD content into 1080p. Much like the SD-HD divide, many shows continue to be available only in the older 720p resolutions, while others have been updated to add the higher-resolution 1080p format. Here’s what you need to know about getting 1080p content at iTunes.

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