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Guidance of Purchasing/Renting Movies on iTunes

By Tony Moton

September 30, 2017

iTunes providers users to purchase music, movies, TV shows, apps, etc. from iTunes Store. Users have access to a massive amount of movies resources, and they are all copyrighted and with really high-quality. iTunes Store offers two ways for users to enjoy the iTunes movies – purchase or rent. So, how to purchase or rent iTunes movies on iTunes Store? Just keep reading.


Part 1. How to Purchase/Rent Movies on iTunes

Step 1. Open your latest iTunes. Turn to iTunes Store.

Step 2. Select the "Movies" section, then choose the movies you like. You can also select the movies by taping its title on the "Search" box.

Movies on iTunes Store

Step 3. Click into the movie you want to purchase or rent. You can see the options on the left side under the poster of the movie. Here you can choose to purchase or rent it, and the quality of the movies (HD/SD).

Purchase or Rent Movies on iTunes

Then you can find the movie in "Purchased" section.

Find Purchased Movies in My iTunes Library

If you have rented a movie, you would also see a "Rented" tab between "Library" and "Unwatched" as the pic below. If you haven't, you won't see it.

Find Rented Movies in iTunes Library

Part 2. How to Keep Purchased/Rented Movies Playable Without Limitation

The reasons for the failure of transferring purchased and rented movies from iTunes to other non-Apple devices or media players mainly refers to the DRM protection of iTunes Movies. Apple has always adopted DRM technology mean to protect the digital contents of their company. As a result, if you want to keep purchased/rented movies also playable outside iTunes and non-Apple devices, you have to remove DRM from them.

To unlock the DRM encryption, you need to take use of a third-party software - TuneFab M4V Converter. This software has a free-trial version and it is provided for Windows and Mac users. TuneFab M4V Converter can remove DRM from iTunes movies in rather high speed (it is able to reach 30x faster). And the output movies would still remain in good quality, which is close to lossless.

Note: TuneFab M4V Converter (Windows) is not able to convert iTunes rental videos/movies currently, so Windows user is out of luck for the moment. For Mac users, however, you can still use TuneFab M4V Converer(Mac) to convert iTunes rental videos/movies.

How to Use TuneFab M4V Convert?

Only 3 steps you can get DRM-free iTunes movies after install TuneFab M4V Converter.

Step 1. Add iTunes Movies to TuneFab M4V Converter

Open TuneFab M4V Converter, and click on "Add Files" to select the iTunes movies you have purchased or rented from iTunes Store. Add them to TuneFab M4V Converter.

Add Prefered iTunes Video

Step 2. Select the audio tracks or subtitle of the movies

You are provided to save the audio tracks and subtitles of the movies.

Note: This step is optional. The target movies would be saved by default if you skip this step.

Choose Audio Track

Step 3. Click on "Convert" to bypass DRM

Click on "Convert" button and TuneFab M4V Converter would help you remove DRM from iTunes purchased/rented movies automatically.

Convert M4v to MP4

After the conversion, you get DRM-free iTunes movies. You can keep the rented and purchased iTunes movies as long as you can and play them whenever you want. TuneFab M4V Convert is a perfect helper for DRM removal. Download it right now!

Part 3. More Questions on iTunes Movies

Q: Are there any diffierences between iTunes purchased and rented movies?

A: Obviously, there would be a time limitation. As for rented iTunes movies, you have 30 days to start watching your rented movie. Once you start watching it, you have 24 hrs (in the United State) or 48 hrs (elsewhere) to finish watching. When the rented period passes, the movies would disappear from section. For the purchased ones, you can keep the right of watching the movies whenever you want.

Q: Can I share my purchase with my family members with family sharing?

A: Certainly yes. You can share the purchased iTunes movies or TV shows with up to 6 family members with the family sharing function. As for the kids under 13, or other chosen family members, you can turn on "Ask to Buy", which means that it needs your permission before they purchase iTunes movies or other digital contents inside iTunes Store.

Q: What if my rented iTunes movies fail to play?

A: The failure of playing rented iTunes movies would mostly depend on your network environment. The movies could be played fluently with good quality under good network environment. If you fail to play the rented iTunes movies, and you have made sure that you pay for the fee successfully, you should first check with your network connection. If the movies still fail to play under good network connection, you need to contact with Apple immediately and report the problem.

If you have more questions, you can leave your comment below and we will try our best to reply you, helping you solve the problems.

Related readings:

2 Easy Ways to Remove DRM from iTunes TV Shows

M4V VS. MP4 : Differences and Conversion

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