Thursday, September 13, 2018

When You "Buy" a Movie on iTunes



There's been a lot of chatter about what exactly does it mean to "buy" a movie from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, or any of the other online movie services.


Rene Ritchie says that when iTunes severs a licensing agreement for a particular film, the film disappears from the iTunes Store. You can no longer stream the film from Apple servers, even if you "bought" it. (However, if at some point you had downloaded the movie to your Mac/iPhone, you would still be able to watch that movie, even after it leaves the store, apparently.)

If Apple (and Amazon Prime Video, Comcast, etc.) were a little more honest about what it meant to "Buy" a movie on their service, I think the user interface buttons would look a little different.







1 comment:

rbredow said...

Turns out, that guy moved and his purchased movies were still in his original country account. Confusing, but not as bad as I thought: https://www.cnet.com/news/no-apple-didnt-delete-that-guys-movies-heres-what-really-happened/