Let’s say you’ve decided to visit on a vacation in a remote area, being aware that you will not have a good network there. In such a scenario, you can rent movies on iTunes and watch them offline on your iPhone or iPad.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to rent movies on iTunes and watch them offline on your iDevices. Without further ado, let’s get started.
How to rent a movie from iTunes on my iPhone or iPad?
You can do that using iTunes Store using iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Visit iTunes Store.
Step 2: Search for a movie that you prefer to watch.
Step 3: Once done, tap on the movie to check rental price.
Step 4: You will get to see movie info along with the trailer. You will get to see a price to rent on the left side of the screen.
Step 5: Tap on the rent button, login with your Apple ID.
Step 6: Here, you will get to see the option to download the movie to watch now or later. Tap on download to watch rental movies offline.
If there’s no such option available to rent the movie, then assume that it isn’t available at the current time.
Where to locate rental iTunes movies on iPhone, iPad or Mac.
For Mac users, it’s so simple to locate the rented movie. Just open iTunes on Mac and click on the Rented section.
For iDevices, you will get to see rental movies under the Up Next on Watch Now page. Or else tap on the Library button, and check the Rental section beneath TV Programs and Movies.
Alternately, you can just visit iTunes Store and start playback or download from there too.
Things to keep in mind
Mind you, you only have 30 days to start watching an iTunes rental movie. Once you’ve begun to watch movies offline, you just have 48 hours the time period. That means, you can watch downloaded rental movies as much as you want in a 48 hour time period, after that the movie will disappear from library.
Once, the movie started to download, you can’t have it on Apple TV, but you can AirPlay to it. The circle that fills up beside the play button will show Downloaded to know whether the movie has downloaded.
You can only stream a movie on an Apple device, and unable to download it on a different device. If you can’t find the rental movie in the rental section, then check your internet connection or contact Apple Support.