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Video:Download iTunes Movies

with Don Schechter

Purchasing movies from iTunes is an easy way to view your favorite films from the comfort of your home. Learn how to buy and download movies from iTunes.See Transcript

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Transcript:Download iTunes Movies

Hi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I'm going to show you how to purchase and download movies in iTunes. Starting with Apple iTunes version 7, you can buy and download feature-length movies to your iTunes library.

Adjust iTunes Store Settings

Before we begin, let's set up your iTunes Store settings. Go to 'Edit' on a PC or the iTunes drop-down menu on a Mac, and in both cases click on 'Preferences.' Click on 'Store.'

You can purchase items from iTunes in two ways:
  • 1-Click: You can buy and download using 1-Click. When you click a 'buy' button, the item is charged to your account and downloaded to your iTunes library
  • OR
  • Shopping Cart: You can buy using the shopping cart. You can add items to your shopping cart to purchase or delete later.
I'm going to select 'shopping cart' and will show you how it works in just a moment. Click 'OK' to save the changes.

Sign Into an iTunes Account

Before we get started, sign into to your Apple iTunes account so you can make purchases. If you don't have an Apple account, simply sign up for one with any major credit card or Paypal.

Browse iTunes Movie Selections

It's time to take a look at the movie selections. Click on the iTunes Store. Today we're shopping for movies, so click on 'movies' on the left side of this page. The movies page is now loaded. You can look through sections like top titles or top new releases.

If this page is too overwhelming, click on 'Browse' in the Quick Links box. As you can see, the movies are neatly broken down into categories that you can easily search through.

Purchase Movies from iTunes

I'm going to buy a movie now. Before you buy something that is new, it's a good idea to preview the trailer to make sure that you know what you're getting. I'm going to select a thriller, "Enemy of the State."

To preview the movie, double-click the little arrow. Click 'view trailer' to get a preview. Looks good to me. Click 'Add Movie.'

View Shopping Cart and Pay

The movie is now in my shopping cart. I'm going to click on the shopping cart which is under the iTunes Store icon and see what I've selected so far. If you want to delete a selection from your cart, simply click the 'X' and it will be removed. Now it's time to pay.

Download the iTunes Movies

Once you click 'Buy Movie,' a screen will pop-up to ask you to enter your password again. The movie will now be downloaded to your movie library. Don't worry if your Internet is disconnected during the download. When you reopen iTunes, the download will resume at no extra charge to you until the file is complete.

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