Can you rent Movies from your Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by moviecouple, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

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    I know we can buy music directly from the Touch, but can you rent Movies or buy TV shows directly from the Touch? If not... any idea of when?
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, no. But that would be really cool.
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure they'll enable that soon. It just makes too much sense (read: $$$) for them not to do it. They need to figure out a way to make sure they erase, though, because someone could download a bunch of stuff then turn off wifi and have it as long as they want.
     
  4. PMB macrumors 65816

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    i wish :rolleyes: it would be nice to see video support in the mobile itunes store
     
  5. BassistKing1 macrumors member

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    yea, but downloading a large movie file would take awhile :/ especially like 3hour movies like lord of the rings, lol.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It took me 4 hours to download a movie on iTunes the other day (via broadband/802.11n). If you did that on the touch, the battery would die first. This would'nt work. Plus, you're not normally sitting in a wifi area for enough time to get a movie without an uninterrupted connection.
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    True, but TV shows could work.
     
  8. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt they will ever add that because..........

    1. It will WIPE your battery out just downloading a TV show or 2

    2. The downloads would take forever. Are you going to be able to set your touch down in one place for hours on end without breaking the connection and or draining your battery? No.
     
  9. moviecouple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe the answer is not to download, but to stream. Like what the Archos can do.
     
  10. moviecouple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe the answer is not to download, but to stream. Like what the Archos can do.
     
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    When you stream, you're still downloading. On top of that, you're also playing back the video which will further drain the battery.
     
  12. BassistKing1 macrumors member

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    or you could just stream vids off youtube :p
     
  13. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Hows does itunes make sure the movie rental is erased after its time period when rented normally through itunes?
     
  14. ibookman321 macrumors member

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    yeah but even whith the apple tv it has a timer on the file itself it does not use wifi to deem it unusalbe
     

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