iTunes 12.6 lets you watch rented movies across your Apple devices

Update March 24, 2017: Apple has released an updated version of iTunes 12.6 that removes a mysterious "Show on Profile Page" toggle switch that was appearing in playlist edit screens.

Apple has released iTunes 12.6 which introduces a change to movie rentals, while also offering performance improvements. With this update, users of devices running the upcoming iOS 10.3 for iPhone and iPad and tvOS 10.2 for Apple TV will be able to watch their iTunes movie rentals on any of their devices.

Rent once, watch anywhere. Now you can enjoy your iTunes movie rentals across your devices with iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2. This update also includes minor app and performance improvements.

Apple hasn't given a release date, though this iTunes update may indicate that it's close at hand.

You can download the latest version of iTunes from the Updates section of the Mac App Store.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • FINALLY!!!!! I can't count how many times I was at work and saw the 99c movie of the week get announced and wanting to rent it there before I forget but then remembering that I'll have to AirPlay to my Apple TV at home if I do that. So then I use Siri to remind me. One less reminder 😂
  • Wait, this wasn't/isn't already a thing?
  • There's still a lot of bits in iTunes that haven't been updated to match modern times. Last time I checked, music videos aren't even in HD, and I think if you buy ringtones you can't redownload them, despite the fact you can redownload other content. Most likely this has just been left behind because not many people still rent from iTunes.