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iTunes Movie Rentals - Useful Tips for Renting Movies from iTunes Store

iTunes Movie Rental is a very good service and it works smoothly. All you have to do is to visit the iTunes store and find the movie that you want, then pay and download it. However, when it comes to iTunes movie rentals there are so many options and the DRM is attached to them. This makes it a little more complicated, because there are a few steps that are involved for you to able to rent the movie that you want. The rental time is straightforward; once you rent a movie, as long it is unwatched you can keep it in your Movie library for up to 30 days. However, when you start watching it you only have 24 hours before it expires. Rented movies have restrictions and can only be stored in a single place.

Learn More about Renting Movies from iTunes

System Requirements iTunes 10 or above
iOS 3.1.3 or above
Supported Devices SD: Computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th generation), Apple TV.
HD: computer, iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or later), Apple TV.
Rental Period 30 days for the unwatched movies that you've rented
24 hours (in the US) or 48 hours (elsewhere) after you've started watching it
Rental Cost $2.99-$4.99 for most rentals
$6.99-$14.99 for some new releases or special releases

How to Rent a Movie on iTunes

The first step is to log in to your account and then find the movie that you wish to rent. Once you find the movie, click the Rent button, it appears beneath the movie poster. You should know that some movies are available for only purchase or rental and others might be available for both.

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Once you have selected the movie that you want to rent and purchased it, the movie is going to download from the iTunes store and will be placed in its own category in the iTunes source list. This category cannot be disabled or enabled under your iTunes preferences. The movie appears automatically in the event that there is currently rented content in your library. The iTunes movie rental category provides an indication in case you have any rented movie, which will expire within 24 hours. The indication has a red icon and is in the iTunes source list.

Movies that you have already started watching are highlighted in a similar way, with a red expiry notice. iTunes give periodic reminders every time you have a movie that is almost expiring. The fact that there is no method to directly move a rented iTunes movie from one library to another, making it of great importance that when you are purchasing the movie make sure you download the rented movie onto a computer that you are planning to watch it from. iTunes rental movies give you restricted time to watch the downloaded movie. Learn how to transfer the rentas to Apple supported devices >>

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