iTunes Movie Rentals – Rumors Say They Are Coming Soon (2008)

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According to reports, Apple is close to announcing plans to make Fox and Disney movies available as online rentals via iTunes (US). Apple CEO Steve Jobs is likely saving the official iTunes rentals announcement for his Macworld Expo keynote on Jan. 14.

How iTunes Movie Rentals Would Work

Customers would pay a fee to download titles viewable on Mac computers, iPods, iPhones and presumably Apple TV devices that would expire after a short window of time. Apple’s iTunes rentals product is late in the game. Netflix, Amazon.com and Blockbuster’s Movielink are all already competitors in this space.

Wal-Mart Kills Its TV and Movie Download Store

walmart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wal-Mart, however, has thrown in the towel. walmart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wal-Mart.com quietly pulled the plug on its video download service late last month as Hewlett Packard decided to discontinue the back-office technology that powered it. The service, popular with studios because it offered variable pricing, struggled with compatibility issues. walmart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wal-Mart downloads could not be burned to DVDs or watched on video iPods.

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  1. […] Share Author: methodshop, January 17 2008, Comments Categories: gadgets, internet, News, Uncategorized | Tags: Netflix Written by: methodshopon January 17, 2008.Steve Jobs announced an update to the Apple TV at Macworld San Francisco this week as well as iTunes Movie Rentals, which were already rumored to be part of his Macworld keynote speech. […]

  2. […] Share Author: methodshop, January 15 2008, Comments Categories: gadgets, internet, News | Tags: iTunes, macworld, Netflix Written by: methodshopon January 15, 2008.Steve Jobs announced an update to the Apple TV at Macworld San Francisco this week as well as iTunes Movie Rentals, which were already rumored to be part of his Macworld keynote speech. […]

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