Apple to rent movies on iTunes

Posted: December 28, 2007 in internet, Mac, movies

Coming soon to iTunes: movies for rent. Apple and Fox have apparently reached an agreement that will see Fox movies available for limited time rental as they are released on DVD. The movies will be available for viewing on iPods and iPhones too. The move will heat up the growing online movie competition with Amazon and Netflix and likely give a boost to Apple’s neat but largely overlooked Apple TV device.  Rumours are that movies would rent for about $2.99 for 30 days – although Bermuda users will likely be hamstrung by the usual international copyright rules if they try to download them. [Surely at some point in this digital instant gratification revolution, the whole international copyright law infrastructure is going to have to be completely overhauled, right?] Incidentally, one movie rental service worth checking out is Jaman which has a growing selection of excellent quality indie and international movies that play on Mac, PC or on your TV via Apple TV (and a little hack).

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