ITUNES MOVIE RENTAL: IN more DETAILS

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    System Requirements

    iTunes Store movie rentals system requirements include:

    iTunes 7.6 or later
    QuickTime 7.4 or later (Included with iTunes for Windows)
    Internet connection
    Transferring movie rentals to a compatible device requires:
    iPhone or iPod touch with software 1.1.3
    iPod nano (3rd generation) or iPod classic with iPod software 1.1
    Apple TV with Apple TV Software Update 2.0 (SU2)

    Availability

    As of January 15, 2008, iTunes Store movie rentals are available in the United States. Apple also announced that movie rentals will be available internationally later this year.

    Available Formats

    iTunes Store movie rentals have three formats. The available formats depend on the device you use to rent the movie:

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    If you rent a movie using iTunes on your Mac or PC, and later decide you want a higher quality format, you must rent the movie again using your Apple TV. The download times for movies vary; your Internet connection speed affects the download duration.

    Purchase Options

    You cannot directly purchase movies you rent from the iTunes Store using your Mac or PC computer. If you want to buy a movie you've rented, you must buy it separately from the iTunes Store. Discounts are not available for buying movies you've previously rented.

    Movie Rental Terms

    iTunes Store movie rentals are subject to specific terms. These terms apply to iTunes Store movie rentals on all compatible devices, including:

    Mac or Windows computer with iTunes 7.6 or later
    iPhone
    Video-enabled iPod (iPod touch, iPod nano (3rd generation), or iPod classic)
    Apple TV

    Terms:

    You have 30 days to view the movie rental after the download completes. After 30 days, iTunes notifies you that your movie rental has expired, and automatically deletes the movie from its location. During the 30-day rental period, you can keep the movie on your computer, or transfer it to another compatible device.

    You have 24 hours to watch the movie rental after you first play it. You can view the movie rental as many times as you want within this 24-hour period.

    If you begin watching a movie rental before the download is complete, the 24-hour period starts at this time, instead of when the download completes.

    The movie rental period expires when the 30-day or 24-hour period is reached. At that point, iTunes automatically deletes the movie from its location.

    Conditions

    The device you use to rent the movie determines the movie rental conditions:

    Mac or PC computer:
    Movie rentals use the iTunes format. You can play these movie rentals on an authorized computer, or transfer them to another compatible device.

    Apple TV:
    Movie rentals use either the HD or Widescreen Apple TV format. You can only play these movie rentals on your Apple TV. You cannot transfer these movie rentals to another device.

    Rent a Movie Using iTunes

    Renting movies from the iTunes Store using your Mac or PC computer is just as easy as purchasing them:

    In iTunes, find a movie on the iTunes Store you want to watch:

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    Check to see whether the movie is available for rental. If it is, a Rent button appears below the Buy button:

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    Click Rent to rent the movie.

    iTunes begins downloading the movie rental. You can check the download status in the iTunes Source list's Downloads section. The movie rental also appears in the iTunes Source list's Rented Movies section.

    You can start playing the movie rental while it's downloading; however, after you start playing the movie rental, you have 24 hours to watch it.

    After the download is complete, you have 30 days to watch your movie rental.


    Locating Movie Rentals

    iTunes Store movie rentals appear in the iTunes Source list's Rented Movies section:

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    The Rented Movies section only appears after you rent a movie from the iTunes Store. If you have no rented movies, this section disappears.

    While viewing your movie rentals in the Rented Movies section, you can change the duration display to show either the time remaining or the day and time the movie rental expires.

    Movie Rental Playback

    Movie rentals work just like other movies in iTunes. Double-click the movie in the Rented Movies section to begin playback. After you start playback, a dialog notifies you that you have 24 hours to watch the movie:

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    While watching the movie rental, you can use the iTunes controls to pause, change chapters, and stop the movie. It's important to remember that you have a limited number of hours to watch the movie, and after 24 hours, iTunes deletes the movie from the iTunes library.

    After a movie rental expires, and iTunes deletes it, you see this notification:

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    Deleting Viewed and Expired Movie Rentals

    After you have finished watching your movie rental, you can wait for it to expire and let iTunes remove it, or you can manually remove it.

    To manually remove an iTunes movie rental from your computer:

    Click the iTunes movie rental in your Rented Movies list, and press the Delete key on your keyboard.

    You see a confirmation dialog:

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    Click Remove.

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    Compatible Devices

    If you rent a movie from the iTunes Store using your Mac or PC, you can transfer it to one other compatible device at a time. To transfer your movie rental to a second device, you must transfer it back to your computer, and then to the device.

    Movies rented on Apple TV cannot be transferred to any other devices. Transfers only apply to movies rented through iTunes on Mac or PC.
    You can transfer iTunes Store movie rentals between the following compatible devices:

    Mac or Windows computer with iTunes 7.6 or later
    iPod nano (3rd generation) with iPod software 1.1
    iPod classic with iPod software 1.1
    iPod touch with software 1.1.3
    iPhone with software 1.1.3
    Apple TV with Apple TV Software Update 2.0 (SU2)

    Transfer Versus Sync

    The term "syncing" implies that content can be in two locations at the same time. You can only keep movie rentals movie in one location at a time, and must move the movie rental to another device to use it there. After you transfer the movie rental, it's no longer available on the previous device.

    For this reason, when speaking with customers, it's important to refer to moving iTunes movie rentals as "transferring" and not "syncing."

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    Transfer to iPod or iPhone

    You can transfer your movie rentals to a compatible iPod or iPhone to watch them on the go. Your computer must be connected to the Internet to transfer your movie rentals to your iPod or iPhone.

    To transfer movie rentals from your computer to a compatible iPod or iPhone:

    Connect your iPod or iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

    Click your iPod or iPhone in the Source list, and then click the Movies tab (iPod) or Videos tab (iPhone)

    The Movies and Video tabs contain two sections. The first displays movie rentals, the second displays all other movies in your iTunes library. The second section works the same as it does in previous versions of iTunes.

    In the Rented Movies section, locate the rental movie you want to transfer to your iPod or iPhone and click the Move button:

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    Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window to transfer your rental movie to your iPod or iPhone:


    Remember, transferring movie rentals to your iPod or iPhone removes them from your computer. You can only keep movie rentals in one location at a time.

    Transfer from iPod or iPhone

    You can transfer your movie rentals back to your computer if you want to watch them there:

    Connect a compatible iPod or iPhone to your computer, and open iTunes.

    Click your iPod or iPhone in the Source list, and click the Movies tab (iPod) or Videos tab (iPhone):

    In the Rented Movies section, locate the movie rentals you want to transfer from your iPod or iPhone to your computer and click the Move button:

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    Click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window to transfer your movie rental to your computer.


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