iTunes 10 for Mac: Rent movies from the iTunes Store

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Rent movies from the iTunes Store

You can rent movies from the iTunes Store. You can rent and play items on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or iPad. If you have an Apple TV, you can use it to rent items and play them on your home theater system.

A rented item expires 30 days after you rent it or 24 hours after you begin playing it, whichever comes first. Expired rentals are deleted automatically. The same time limits apply to rentals on computers and devices.

You can transfer rented movies from your computer to your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, if your device is able to play the rented item. You can also transfer rentals from your device to your computer.

Note:   If you plan to watch a rental using Apple TV, you’ll get the best-quality video by renting it using your Apple TV. HD movies rented using Apple TV can’t be transferred to another computer or device. For more information, see the documentation for your Apple TV.

To rent items from the iTunes Store using your computer:

  1. In iTunes, click iTunes Store (below Store, on the left side of the iTunes window).

    iTunes Store in the Store list
  2. In the iTunes Store, click Movies at the top of the iTunes Store window.

    Movies button in the iTunes Store navigation bar
  3. Browse or search for a movie you want to rent.

  4. Choose Rent Movie (if you don’t see this button, the item isn’t available for rent).

    Rent button

The rental downloads to your iTunes library.

Note:   Prices shown are for illustration purposes only. Actual prices and currencies vary according to item and country.

To transfer a rental from your iTunes library to iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV:

  1. Connect your device to your computer.

  2. In iTunes, select your device (below Devices).

    iPod shown under Devices in iTunes
  3. Click the Movies tab.

  4. Select the rented item.

  5. Click Move.

To transfer a rental from your device to your computer, follow the same instructions.

Some movies in the iTunes Store are available for rent in HD-quality format. HD rentals can only be transferred from your computer to iOS devices capable of viewing HD content.

For information about renting movies using your device, see the documentation for the device.

Note:   These terms apply to U.S. rentals. Rental terms vary among countries.
Published Date: Mar 25, 2014

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