Films on the UK iTunes Store

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  1. stustill macrumors newbie

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    Films are here!

    £3.49 to rent, £6.99 to buy.

    Example: I am Legend
     
  2. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    Cool! Great spot!
     
  3. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    I came here to say the very same thing. I'm at work though, so I've not had opportunity to test it out.

    It looks like they have a fairly decent selection, at least to rent (not all of them are available to buy, it seems).

    EDIT: It also appears that the update is not quite done yet, a lot of film seem to only be accessible by the "More by these actors" links.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    The UK finally gets some real AppleTV lovin'.
     
  5. stustill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some films are actually £2.49 to rent - some available rent only, some purchase only. Where they are available in HD it is marked 'This movie is available in HD on AppleTV'. Unfortunately, I don't have AppleTV (yet) to check out the prices... anyone?
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    £6.99? Eep. I was hoping for £4.99. Still it's nice to finally see films on our store. Shame I've got half of them on DVD and ripped to my iTunes already :D
     
  7. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    The iTunes Search definitely doesn't seem to be able to see the films yet.
     
  8. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Wow thanks for the heads up, time to fire up the Apple TV!

    AppleMatt
     
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  10. Phelps macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed this also, perhaps this is really in it's infancy.. There hasn't been any real press or news related to the new inclusion of films on the store?

    Great news though - the pieces are falling in place for us Brits!

    :D
     
  11. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    £2.49 - £3.49 for a rental seems perfectly OK to me.

    But what to rent first?
     
  12. Project macrumors 68020

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    Karate Kid looks a safe bet.

    Might need to invest in an Apple TV now.
     
  13. liketom macrumors 601

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    ooooooo yesssss

    Credit card will get hammered today
     
  14. AndyClarke macrumors regular

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    At last!!! I just got Top Secret! Never got around to buying the DVD so this is good news.
     
  15. sananda macrumors 68020

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    perhaps because of what phelps says below. perhaps soon.

     
  16. Project macrumors 68020

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    does anybody else believe this is a sign that Apple in the UK have considerable momentum?

    I see more Macs than ever, starting to see quite a few iPhones now and obviously the iPod is huge here. The MacBook Air was on a million tv ads, as was the iPhone and there was a large outdoor campaign for the Get a Mac series.

    And now we appear to be doing better in the video content game than any other of Apples markets. The TV Programmes section for instance is developing into quite a catalogue.
     
  17. stustill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "With iTunes Movie Rentals, once a movie is rented, it starts downloading from the iTunes Store directly to iTunes or Apple TV, and users with a fast Internet connection can start viewing the movie in seconds. Customers have up to 30 days to start watching it, and once a movie has been started customers have 48 hours to finish it — or watch it multiple times." - from Apple PR

    48 hours to watch the rental, is this an increase on the rental expiry times in the states?
     
  18. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    Times Online

    Related Thread

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  19. Project macrumors 68020

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    Yes, they get 24 hours.
     
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    About 650 films in total I calculate. Aren't they called Movies in the states?
     
  22. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    £7 to buy a library title? Or head over to play.com and get it for £5 or less on DVD. I know which I prefer.
    £3.49 and £2.49 also seem a little too high for rentals. I might give it a go, but a starting price of £1.49 would get a lot more people through the door.

    And yeah, as above, no price cut for the apple TV (yet), and dammit, why HD only on appleTV, I have a hidef TV, a macbook with a dvi out port, and a DVI->HDMI adaptor. I want hi def on my macbook!
     
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    totally agree
     
  24. kyleeee99 macrumors newbie

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    Well this is great news to say the least even if the prices are a little on the high side maybe, but once the service becomes a fully up and running service I think it might be a good time for us brits to start thinking about buying that Apple TV now :)

    ... I've also noticed that the UK Apple website has a nice new welcome screen / image.:eek:
     
  25. sananda macrumors 68020

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    oh yes. i guess it's official now.
     

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