Fans of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film series can now purchase the final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, from the iTunes Store. The digital release comes a full three weeks before the movie's March 24 release on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Battle of The Five Armies is the final installment in Peter Jackson's film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. It follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins and a company of dwarves as they try to reclaim the dwarves' home of Erebor, the Lonely Mountain.

Anyone who pre-ordered the movie should find it available to watch in their library on the Mac, iOS device, or Apple TV. There are a number of iTunes Extras included in the HD release of The Battle of The Five Armies, including behind the scenes documentaries and an exploration of the connections between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.