Rent films from the Apple TV app

Find and rent films in the Apple TV app, then download or stream them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, smart TV or streaming device.

Rent a film from the Apple TV app

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Search for the film that you want to rent.
  3. On the film's page, tap or click the Rent button. If there isn't a Rent button, that film isn't available to rent.
    the Rent button on the film's page
  4. Sign in with your Apple ID to rent the film.

You have 30 days to start watching your rental before it's deleted from your Library. As soon as you play your rental, it will be available for 48 hours before it's deleted from your Library. Find out how to change the subtitles or audio language for your rental.

You can also find out if a film has accessibility features, such as CC, SDH or AD.


Find your rental

Watch your rentals from the Library tab in the Apple TV app or from the Movies menu in iTunes.

On iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap Library. Then look under Rentals. If you can't find Rentals, either your rental has expired or it wasn't rented with the Apple ID that you're signed in with.
    where to find Rentals in the Library tab on iPhoneOn your iPad, go to the sidebar. Under Library, tap Rentals.
    where to find Rentals in the Library tab on iPad
  3. Tap your film rental. From here, you can:
    The stream and download buttons for a film rental on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
    • Stream your rental: Tap the Play button .
    • Download your rental: Tap the Download button .

On Apple TV, smart TV or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app. 
  2. Go to the Library tab.
  3. In the sidebar, select Rentals. If you can't find Rentals, either your rental has expired or it wasn't rented with the Apple ID that you're signed in with.
    where to find Rentals in the Library tab on Apple TV, smart TV or streaming device
  4. Select your film rental, then select Play to start watching it. 

You can't download rentals to your Apple TV, smart TV or streaming device.

On Mac

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Go to the Library tab.
  3. In the sidebar, click Rentals. If you can't find Rentals, either your rental has expired or it wasn't rented with the Apple ID that you're signed in with.
  4. Hold the pointer over your film rental, then you can:
    the stream and download buttons on a film rental on Mac
    • Stream your rental: Click the Play button 
    • Download your rental: Click the Download button .

In iTunes on PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. From the pop-up menu in the top left-hand corner, choose Movies.
  3. At the top of the iTunes window, click the Rented tab. If you can't find the Rented tab, either your rental has expired or it wasn't rented with the Apple ID that you're signed in with.
  4. Hold the pointer over your film rental, then you can:
    the stream and download buttons on a film rental in iTunes
    • Stream your rental: Click the Play button 
    • Download your rental: Click the Download button .

Watch your rental on another device

You can watch your rental on any device that has the Apple TV app and is signed in with your Apple ID. After you've downloaded your rental on one device, you can stream the rental on another device simultaneously.

If you can't play your rental, see if the rental is downloaded or streaming on another device. To download your rental on a different device, remove the rental from your device, then download the rental on the device where you want to watch it.


Still need help?

The Apple TV app isn't available in all countries or regions. Find out if the Apple TV app is available in your country or region.

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