Apple Rolling Out iTunes Movie Content in New European Countries

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    Just as Apple is apparently planning to bring the iTunes Music Store to ten more European countries, the company also seems to be rolling out access to iTunes movie sales and rentals in a number of European countries where it already offers music content.

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    Movie from Danish iTunes Store
    Reports of the new movie offerings began coming in from MacRumors readers late yesterday, with Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden so far having been cited as adding the new movie content. Apple has not yet added a dedicated movie section to the iTunes Store in these new markets, but content is accessible through the store's search function.

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    Movie from Finnish iTunes Store
    The content expansions appear to be extending even beyond music and movies, with macprime.ch reporting [Google translation] that paid iBookstore content has just begun showing up in the Swiss store. The Swiss iBookstore had previously been limited to free content, primarily from Project Gutenberg.

    Article Link: Apple Rolling Out iTunes Movie Content in New European Countries
     
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    FINALLY we get a (hopefully) decent movie rental service!
     
  4. Jenja macrumors newbie

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    Does this mean Apple TV is coming to sweden aswell?
     
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    Apple TV 2 in Norway at last ?...

    At last ! - Just searched for 127 hours on the Norwegian store as a test and its there 39 kr to rent.

    Hopefully the New apple TV will be released here now ?...
     
  7. prodox macrumors newbie

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    Good news

    I am from Denmark, and bought my AppleTV from the UK.

    I actually noticed a slight difference in the Apple TV menu system a few days ago. There's 4 menu's (Movies, Internet, Computers and Options).
    When I use my Danish iTunes account I normally just see "In Theaters" under the Movies tab, but a few days ago it was changed to include "Rentals" as well (I didn't update the software or anything). The only movie available though was the Beatles movie.

    I know this is directly connected to the iTunes account location/country - as I also have an American iTunes account, and when signed in on my AppleTV with this, - the menu system is changed to include rentals and tv-shows etc.


    Hopefully we will se a lot more Movie/TV Shows in Scandinavia soon :)
     
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  9. Chazn, Sep 28, 2011
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    5 pounds to rent a movie?
    Now this is why people pirate and download them for free elsewhere.
     
  10. interestedabit macrumors member

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    5 euros to rent a movie. Funny how the price of rentals have gone up, food has gone up, taxes up yet our salaries stay the same. Paying 5 euros to RENT a film is not appealing to most. What they should do is make it appealing, price-wise. It's not even economically possible for most. It's not sensible to spend this amount of money on a mere rental when it's the same price as a meal or two. They don't seem to understand that. Maybe it works in the US but this will not work in Europe as living prices are high across the board.
     
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    Confirmed in Norway also, both in iTunes store, and on the AppleTv :D Allthough the US store is still way bigger, and much cheaper, so ill keep my US account for a while..
     
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    I hope that they'll make that seperate section soon, so it will be a lot easier so browse through the movies
     
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    7.99 British pounds = 9.1652586 Euros (says google)
     
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    Why does Apple expect Scandinavian customers want to pay more than Americans for the same product?

    If they don't standardisere prizes for movies and music we'll find other ways to get our hands on the stuff we want!
     
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    Yep. I don't think paying half the price of a movie to rent it 24 hours is normal. I'd rather buy it and share it with friends or sell it after.
     
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    I agree. I rather own the movie. Then the price is 9.99 to 14.99. Similar prices to the dvd. But on the other hand, it saves some shelf space and it's (nearly) instant gratification.

    The selection they have is also rather small (only 235 movies) and old. I already saw a lot of them and I would have seen the others by now if I had wanted to. But it's a start, I guess.
     
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    Why bother when you can get monthly subscriptions with unlimited streamed movies and one disc hire at a time from companies like Love Film, all for the same price as one 24 hour rental from Apple?
     
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    This is the best news I have heard in a long time!
    I am one happy Dane right now. Now, let's get a wider selection and some High Definition. :)

    Thank you, Apple.



    - Because the streaming selection from LoveFilm is laughable, because the video quality of their streaming service is abysmal, because discs per mail order is not nearly as convenient as streaming, and because you can't get it for the same price as one 24 hour rental from Apple (at least not in Denmark). You can get it for the same price as three iTunes Movie rentals, though.

    With this said, I agree that LoveFilm is a pretty good service, but the waiting and slowness just annoys me. In my experience, the capacity was 2 films per week, and that was because they were sent together.
    What I experienced was: LoveFilm mails the films on Tuesday (for some reason they refused mailing them on Monday), I receive them on Wednesday, I watch them on Wednesday, I return them on Thursday, LoveFilm receives them on Friday, and sends new ones Tuesday the next week (because their offices are closed during the weekend).
    It's just too slow.

    Is it any different in the UK?
     
  20. DESNOS macrumors 6502

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    This is just too tempting, so I must say it: I am Finnished with my Danish. Thank you.
     
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    Finally... but the prices!?

    It's great news for sure but I'm gonna stick with my US account for movie rentals/purchases. It's much cheaper!
     
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    Confirm Luxembourg Store too

    Hello,

    tested the Luxembourg Store, and using the search function, I can confirm seeing the movies too, rental and buy.

    Rental : 2.99 euro
    Buy : 9.99 Euro

    Update : iBookStore also available in Luxembourg

    Cheers from Luxembourg,

    Tom
     
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    What other movies are available except for the two mentioned in the article?
     

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