Essentially, there are two ways in which you can rent a movie from iTunes Store: the first being that if you rent it on your iOS device or Apple TV, you can only play it on that specific device or a different Apple TV. We would personally suggest always renting a movie on iTunes as it is the cheapest and quickest option to get quality content and just to add, the only way to actually move your movie from one device to another is to download it. Without any further ado, lets us begin on how to rent movies from iTunes on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC.

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Guide on How to Rent Movies from iTunes Store

Movies that are rented can only appear on a single device so whichever device you’re transferring the movie from, will no longer have it after it’s done. If you’re aware beforehand about which device you’re going to play the movie on, we would suggest set top box or downloading directly on the device. Airplay is slow.

How to Rent Movies from iTunes on Your Mac or Windows PC

Scour through the Movies section to rent the desired movie on the latest iTunes version and after you’ve selected one, just check the price and enter your Apple ID password. Keep in mind that you can only watch a movie on one device at a time and in case you’re watching on the computer, you will see a tab for Rented Movies you can pick.

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How to Rent Movies from iTunes on Apple TV

Much like the other first steps, you have to first navigate to the Movies option in the iTunes store. If the movie can be rented, there will be two options to choose from:

Option A) It will show the price and will have a Buy option.
Option B) It will show the price for which you can rent.

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From this point onward you will have to choose which option you want to select. Whether that be buying the movie or renting it. Do keep in mind that you cannot rent TV Shows on iTunes. Useful Tip: You can rent movies on your device iPod, iPhone and iPad and use the AirPlay feature. The benefit to this tip is that you can continue watching movies on your device if someone needs to watch the TV.

How to Rent Movies from iTunes on iPhone and iPad

If you have decided to rent a movie on iTunes through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you only have the option to watch it either on that iOS device.

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The steps for renting a movie on iTunes are exactly the same but we’d still clarify it. You will have to choose which option you want to select, whether that be buying the movie or renting it. Do keep in mind that you cannot rent TV Shows on the iTunes. Also, if it’s your first time renting a movie, you will have to go through the agreement of Terms and Conditions.

Read Also: How to Watch Netflix Offline on Any Device

Hopefully, this guide helped you to successfully rent movies from iTunes Store. If you face any issue you can let us know by commenting below.

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