AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( 0 )

Printed from

Orange UK, Apple offer free weekly iTunes movie rentals

updated 10:25 am EDT, Mon August 8, 2011

Apple steps up video efforts

Apple and Orange UK have launched a new iTunes movie rental program, Film to Go. Every Thursday, Orange customers will be able to get a code for a free iTunes rental, although only one pre-determined selection is being offered each week. The first movie is My Blueberry Nights; some other planned titles are The Wrestler, The Ghost and Che: Part One.

To qualify, people must be a Home Broadband customer or a mobile subscriber with a monthly, pay-as-you-go or business plan. A rental code can be obtained through the Film to Go website, its official app, or by texting "FILMTOGO" to 85060. As is normal with iTunes a rental can be synced between computers and Apple devices including iPods, iPhones and iPads.

The promotion may be a small symbol of Apple's attempts at reinvigorating iTunes video. The process began with the second-generation Apple TV, when the company also inaugurated 99-cent TV show rentals. Most recently it enabled streaming purchases on the Apple TV, and redownloading shows in iTunes. A rumored service called iTunes Replay is allegedly being hampered by obstacles in negotiations.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented