Rent films from the Apple TV app

Learn how to 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, then watch now or later

Search for a film in the Apple TV app,* then look for an option to rent it. Not all films are available to rent.

When you rent a film, you have 30 days to start watching it. As soon as you play your rental, your rental is available for 48 hours. Your rental is automatically deleted from your library 30 days after you rent it or 48 hours after you start watching it, whichever is sooner.

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

Find your rental, then download or stream it

Follow the steps below for your device.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Look for Rentals. If you can't see Rentals, there aren't any current rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. To stream your rental, tap . Or tap  to download your rental so you can watch it offline.

As soon as you press Play, you have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

On your Apple TV, smart TV or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Select Rentals from the sidebar.If you can't see Rentals, there aren't any current rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. Select your rental, then select Play to start watching it. You can't download rentals to your Apple TV, smart TV or streaming device.

As soon as you press Play, you have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

On your Mac

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. In the sidebar, click Rentals.If you can't see Rentals, there aren't any current rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. Hover your cursor over the rental and click . To download it to your computer, click .

As soon as you press Play, you have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

In iTunes on your PC

  1. Open iTunes, then click  Films in the top left-hand corner. 
  2. Click the Rented tab at the top of the iTunes window.If you can't see the Rented tab, there aren't any current rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. To stream your rental title, hover your cursor over the title and click . To download it to your computer, click .

As soon as you press Play, you have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

Watch your rental on any device

You can watch films that you rent on any device that has the Apple TV app and is signed in with your Apple ID. 

You can download your rental on one device at a time. If you download your rental on one device, you can stream it to one other device simultaneously.

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

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

Get help

  • If you can‘t stream or watch video content from the Apple TV app, restart your device. If your rental still won't play, learn about streaming issues or report a problem.
  • For downloads, you can start watching your film as soon as enough of it has downloaded to play without interruption. If you plan on watching your rental on a plane or a place where Wi-Fi isn't available, you might want to download your rental the day before to make sure you have enough time for it to download to your device.

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