Loaning iTunes movie to friend

Discussion in 'OS X' started by slimbek, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    So I've been searching, but all I get is answers on Home Sharing... not what I want.

    I've finished ripping all my owned DVDs to digital, and am now looking into no longer buying physical discs - only iTunes/digital... BUT - what happens when a friend wants to borrow a movie?

    For all of history, it's been fine to let a friend borrow a cassette/vhs/cd/dvd (at least I assume it's been fine!?), is there a way to do that with iTunes movies?

    Can I burn them to DVD or something? Or just authorise their machine for that period of time etc.?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You can't, Apple's movies and videos are protected with DRM to prevent this.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    You can transfer rentals between computers by using iTunes, provided they are on the same network and are authorized with the same Apple account (also works between iOS devices).
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    It is not possible unless you sign into your iTunes account on your friend's computer and authorize it to stream your purchased content.

    I wouldn't recommend doing so though.

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