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How to Watch iTunes Movies Offline on iPhone/iPad

By Catrina Jones

Updated on October 28, 2019

There are some situations that you might want to enjoy your iTunes purchased movies or rental movies offline. Watching a movie while travelling by plane is a good case in point.

So, can you watch iTunes movies offline? Can both iTunes rented and purchased videos be watch without internet connections?

If you are wondering the same questions above, you should know that all iTunes movies, purchased or rented, are available for watching offline as long as you have downloaded the movies on your PC, iPhone, iPad, video-enable iPod or on your Apple TV.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to watch iTunes movies without WiFi on your iOS device, such as iPhone or iPad.


Part 1. How to Watch Rented iTunes Movies Offline on iPhone/iPad

Here is how to rent, download and watch iTunes movies offline on iPhone:

Step 1. Open iTunes Store app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select "Movie" at the bottom of the main screen and find the movie you want to rent and select it.

Rent iTunes Movies on iPhone

Step 3. Tap "Rent" and you will be asked to "double-click the Side button" to confirm the payment for your movie rental.

Rent iTunes Movies on iPhone

Step 4. Now you can click "Download" button to download your iTunes movie rental to your device. If you want to watch the movie offline, make sure that you have downloaded the video completely.

Watch iTunes Movies Offline

Step 5. Go to the Apple TV app on your iPhone or iPad and you will find the iTunes movie rentals in the Library section under Rentals.


You have 30 days to start watching a rented movie after you rent it. Once you start watching the movie, you have 48 hours to finish it. If you don’t start watching the movie within the 30-day period, you will need to rent it again.

Is it possible to keep a rented movie from iTunes forever? Well, you can use TuneFab M4V Converter to unlock DRM restriction and convert iTunes movies to MP4 video. After that, you can keep your iTunes movie rentals forever and watch them offline without any limitation.

Further Reading: How to Convert iTunes M4V Movies to MP4

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Part 2. How to Watch Purchased iTunes Movies Offline on iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Open the Apple TV app on your iOS device, and tap "Watch Now".

Step 2. Select a movie and tap the Buy button. You will be asked to confirm the transaction and finish the payment.

Step 3. To play your purchased movies offline, you need to click "Download" icon to download the video to your device. Like we mentioned above, the downloaded movies will be save in the Library tab.

Watch iTunes Movies Offline


Both iTunes movie rentals iTunes purchased movies can be streamed online or downloaded for offline watching. If you want to watch the movies on a flight, don't forget to download them to your device before you get on the plane.

One more tips, when your iTunes movie rental expires, you won't be able to watch the movie any more unless you rent it gain. So, you can use TuneFab M4V Converter (Mac) to download and save your iTunes rented movie as MP4. After that, you can keep the movie forever and play it on any device offline!

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