Things You Need to Know about iTunes Movie Rentals
Summary: Renting movies is much cheaper than purchasing from iTunes. The iTunes movie rental service also works smoothly to allow you to rent and download the movie you want with only a few mouse clicks. But there are some restrictions preventing you from enjoying the iTunes movie rentals as the way you like. This article will present you how to rent movie from iTunes, introduce the restrictions on iTunes movie rentals and tell you how to free yourself from the iTunes rental restrictions.
- • Download TV shows and movies as premium 720p or 1080p MP4 videos
- • Auto-download newly-released episodes if it is a TV show
- • Choose your preferred video codec between H.264 and H.265
- • Accessible to the free trial of all downloaders, including Netflix, Amazon and more
Rent a Movie from iTunes on Computer
1. Open the latest version of iTunes on your computer and navigate to the movies section of the iTunes store to find a movie you like.
2. Click on the movie. If it is available to rent, a rent option will appear under the buy option.
3. Click on the rent button and then enter your Apple ID password to rent the movie.
After you rented the movie, you can choose to play it online or download it for watching it offline.
Rent a Movie from iTunes on Apple TV
For Apple TV, you need to rent movies on iTunes Movies. The procedures are same as renting a movie from iTunes: find the movie you want and click on rent button to rent it.
Rent a Movie from iTunes on iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Run iTunes Store and go to Movies section to find a movie you like. Click on the movie to check whether it can be rented. If it is available to rent, you can click on the rent button and tap into your iTunes Store password to rent it.
There are two things you need to know when you rent a movie from iTunes.
1. iTunes movie rentals can only be played on authorized Windows or Mac computer and Apple devices like iPhones, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. You need to make sure you are on the latest version of iOS, tvOS, or iTunes available.
2.The movie rental can be stored on your library for 30 days if you don’t click start button to play it. But once you start watching it, you have 24 hours (in the US) or 48 hours (elsewhere) to watch it before it expires. During the period you can play the movie as many times as you like, but it will disappear from your library and TV app when the time is over. If you don’t watch the movie within 30 days, you have to rent it again.
Though it is comparatively cheaper to rent a movie, you have to tolerate these two restrictions and inconveniences. You may think that is there any way to save me from these tiresome restrictions so that I can enjoy my movie rentals freely? Yes, There is.
In fact, the truth is that all iTunes videos including movies, TV shows and music videos are all protected by Fairplay DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection so that you cannot deal with the videos as the way you like. However, you can remove the DRM protections easily and enjoy your movie rentals on any devices (including an Android phone or tablet) without considering the time limitations. But how?
To remove DRM you need to use a DRM removal software program. There are many DRM removal tools in the market now. The most popular one is DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple. It can remove DRM from iTunes movies rented or purchased easily and quickly and outputs 100% lossless video. DVDFab iTunes DRM Removal for Apple provides a 30-day free trial, during which period you can remove DRM from one iTunes video and five Apple songs or iTunes audiobooks. Now let me show you how to remove DRM from iTunes movies with DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple.
Before using DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple, you need to allow iTunes to “share iTunes library XML with other applications”. Please run iTunes, navigate to Edit > Preferences > Advanced, and check the box before “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications”. Moreover, you have to make sure your iTunes is logged in.
DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple is available for both Windows and Mac systems.
Step 2: Run DVDFab 10, go to Utilities module, and click DRM Removal for Apple. Then there will be two options for you, and just choose “For Video”.
Step 3: Add iTunes movie. You can click “Add from Windows” to add the file from This PC > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Movies (the default folder location of iTunes), or click “Add from iTunes” to add the movie by checking the box before it.
Step 4: Click the “folder” icon to select a directory to save the output video. And then you can click the “Start” button to begin the process of removing DRM.
Only a few minutes later, you can get the movie without DRM protection. Then iTunes movie will become “your” movie completely, and you can put the movie on any devices you want and never worry that it would expire.