Apple today announced that movies from major film studios are now available on the iTunes Store on the UK (www.apple.com/uk/itunes) and the iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca).
Consumers will be able to chose among movies from
20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros.
Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures
Television International and Lionsgate.
Movie purchases and rentals feature iTunes? ease of use. The iTunes Store in
the UK features over 700 films available for rent or purchase, with titles
available for purchase on the same day as their DVD release, including
favorites such as "Hitman," "I Am Legend," "National Treasure 2: Book of
Secrets" and "Into the Wild." iTunes Movie Rentals also features over 100
titles available in stunning high definition, perfect for viewing on a
widescreen TV with Apple TV. The iTunes Store in Canada features over 1,200
With iTunes Movie Rentals, once a movie is rented, it starts downloading
from the iTunes Store directly to iTunes or Apple TV, and users with a fast
Internet connection can start viewing the movie in seconds. Users have up to
30 days to start watching it, and once a movie has been started customers
have 48 hours to finish it?or watch it multiple times.
Movie purchases and rentals from the iTunes Store for Mac or Windows require
iTunes 7.6.2, available as a free download from www.apple.com/uk/itunes/.
iTunes movie purchases and rentals require a valid credit card with a
billing address in the country of purchase. iTunes movies in the UK are
available at £6.99 for library title purchases and £10.99 for new releases.
iTunes Movie Rentals are £2.49 for library title rentals and £3.49 for new
releases, and high definition versions are priced at just one pound more.
For Canada, iTunes movies are available at CAN$9.99 for catalog title
purchases, CAN$14.99 for recent releases and CAN$19.99 for new releases.
iTunes Movie Rentals are CAN$3.99 for library titles and CAN$4.99 for new
releases, with high definition rental versions priced just one dollar more.