Download or stream movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store

You can buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store, then watch them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV.

 

On your iOS device, look for the iTunes Store app. On your computer, find the iTunes Store in iTunes. On Apple TV, the iTunes Store is split into two apps: iTunes Movies and iTunes TV Shows.

Buy and download movies or TV shows

Through the iTunes Store, you can buy or rent movies1, buy TV episodes and season passes1, and download videos to watch without an Internet connection.2

Before you can buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store, you need an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account that you use to access Apple services. If you've used other Apple services such as iCloud, sign in to the iTunes Store with the same Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one.

If you see  or  near a video in the iTunes Store, you already bought that video. Tap  or click  and the video downloads to your device2. You won't be charged again for the video. You can also see the movies and TV shows that you previously bought in the Purchased tab of the iTunes Store.

1 Store availability and features might vary by country or region. See what you can buy from the iTunes Store in your country or region.

2 You can stream video content on an Apple TV, but content doesn't download to your device.

     

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Open the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then browse or search to find a specific title or keyword.

When you find a video that you want to buy:

  1. Tap the movie or TV show to go to its product page.
  2. Tap the Buy price. You might need to authenticate your Apple ID to complete your purchase. This might mean entering your password or using Touch ID or Face ID.
  3. If you want to download the video to your device immediately, tap Download. Tap Not Now to download the video later. When you want to download the video, tap  .

You can also find your purchased movies and TV shows in the Apple TV App library or Videos app library, depending on your country or region. Learn if the Apple TV App is available in your country or region. If not, your device will have the Videos app.

On your Mac or PC

Open iTunes on your Mac or PC, and select Movies or TV Shows from the menu in the upper-left corner. Click iTunes Store at the top of the window, then browse or search to find a specific title or keyword.

When you find a video that you want to buy:

  1. Click on the movie or TV show to go to its product page.
  2. Click the Buy price. You might need to authenticate your Apple ID to complete your purchase. This might mean entering your password or using Touch ID.
  3. Depending on what you want to do, click Watch Now or Watch Later. To download the video to your computer, click the Download button under the video's image or click .

 

On your Apple TV

Open the iTunes Movies or iTunes TV Shows app, then browse or search to find a specific title or keyword. You can also ask Siri to search for movies or TV shows.

When you find a video that you want to buy:

  1. Select the movie or TV show to go to its product page.
  2. Select the Buy price. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete your purchase.

You can stream video content on an Apple TV, but content doesn't download to your device.

Stream movies or TV shows

After you buy a movie or TV show from the iTunes Store, you can stream it on the device that you bought it on or on any of your other devices, as long as you're signed in with the same Apple ID.

Videos stream and download at the highest-quality version available based on the device that you're using, your device's settings, and your Internet speed. Learn more about how to find and watch movies with 4K, HDR, or Dolby vision.

If you have a weak Internet connection (such as public Wi-Fi), you can change your device settings to stream or download lower-quality videos. These videos will stream or download faster and use less of your device's storage space.

Switch a lower-quality video format

  • On your iOS device: Go to Settings > TV > iTunes Videos or Settings > Videos > iTunes Videos, then change your Playback Quality from Best Available to Good.
  • On your Mac: Open iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Preferences. Click the Downloads tab, then select "Download high-quality SD videos."
  • On your PC: Open iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Edit > Preferences. Click the Downloads tab, then select "Download high-quality SD videos."
  • On your Apple TV: Go to Settings > Apps > iTunes Movies and TV Shows, then select Video Resolution to change it from Best Available to Good. You can also choose a specific resolution in Settings > Video and Audio > Resolution.

You can also choose to buy an SD movie or TV show, but it won't include iTunes Extras, or 4K, HDR, or Dolby Vision formats even if you later play it on a device that supports those. To buy an SD video, tap or click "Also Available in SD" on the product page to switch to the SD version, then buy it.

Learn about a movie or TV show

If you want to know more about the release date, audio languages, subtitles, rating, or iTunes Extras offered with a video, check the movie or TV show's product page.

     

  • If you see 4K , Dolby Vision , or HDR near a movie's name, you can watch it in higher-quality video formats on compatible devices3. Learn more about 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision.
  • If you see CC or SDH near a video's name, the video includes closed captioning or subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Learn how to find and use closed-captioned and subtitled content in the iTunes Store.
  • If you see AD near a video's name, the video includes audio-described content. This means an optional audio track will describe non-verbal moments and action in the movie. Learn more about audio-described content.
  • If you see  near a movie's title, the movie includes bonus features like deleted scenes, trailers, or commentary3. If the movie comes with iTunes Extras, a section on the movie's product page will detail what the extras are. Get help with iTunes Extras.
  • To see what subtitles or other audio track languages are included with a movie or TV show, scroll to the Languages section of the video's product page. Learn how to turn on subtitles and audio languages.

3 4K, Dolby Vision, HDR, and iTunes Extras (if included) are only available with high-quality (HD) movie purchases.

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Published Date: Mon Apr 02 16:10:16 GMT 2018