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Rent movies with the Apple TV app

Here you can find out how to search for films in the Apple TV app, rent them and then download or stream them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Smart TV or streaming device.

Rent movies and watch them now or later

Search for a movie in the Apple TV app *, then find a rental option. Not all films can be rented.

When you rent a movie, you have 30 days to start watching. Once you start playing a rental film, it will be available for 48 hours. It will be automatically deleted from your library 30 days after rental or 48 hours after playback has started - whichever comes first.

* The Apple TV app is not available in all countries or regions. Find out if the Apple TV app is available in your country or region.

Find rental film and then download or stream

Follow the instructions for your device.

On the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Find the "Loaned" section. If you don't see it, there are currently no rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. To stream a rental, tap. You can also up Tap to download the rental so you can watch it offline.

After you start playback, you have 48 hours to watch the rental.

On the Apple TV, Smart TV or streaming device

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Select the "Borrowed" option in the sidebar. If this is not available, there are currently no rentals associated with the Apple ID you are signed in with.
  3. Select the rental film you want, then select the Play option to view the film. You can't download rentals to your Apple TV, smart TV, or streaming device.

After you start playback, you have 48 hours to watch the rental.

On the Mac

  1. Open the Apple TV app and go to the Library tab.
  2. Click the "Borrowed" option in the sidebar. If this is not available, there are currently no rentals associated with the Apple ID you are signed in with.
  3. Hover over the rental and click. Click onto download it to your computer.

After you start playback, you have 48 hours to watch the rental.

In iTunes on the PC

  1. Open iTunes, then click " Films ".
  2. Click the Loaned tab at the top of the iTunes window. If you don't see it, there are currently no rentals associated with the Apple ID you're signed in with.
  3. To stream the rental, hover over the title and click. Click onto download it to your computer.

After starting playback, you have 48 hours to watch the rental.

Watch rental on any device

You can watch rented films on all devices that have the Apple TV app installed and that are signed in with your Apple ID.

A rental film can be loaded onto one device at a time. When you download a rental to one device, you can stream it to another device at the same time.

If you can't start playing the rental movie, check to see if it's been downloaded or streamed on another device. To load the rental on another device, remove it from the device, then load it onto the device you want to watch it on.

You can't download rentals to your Apple TV, Smart TV, or streaming device.

Get help

  • If you can't stream or watch video content with the Apple TV app, restart the device. If the rental still won't play, find out about streaming issues or report an issue.
  • For downloads, you can start watching the movie as soon as it has loaded enough to ensure uninterrupted playback. If you want to watch a rental film on a plane or in a location without WiFi, we recommend downloading it the day before. This gives you enough time to load the film onto the device.

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