How to rent movies on YouTube

Want to know how to rent movies on YouTube? The video platform has an extensive catalogue with releases and classic works, ideal for those who want to plan a movie session.

Movie rentals can be done on the mobile app (Android | iOS), computer and Smart TV models. To buy or rent, you must be over 18 years of age and have a valid payment method registered in your Google account: the platform accepts credit cards, Mercado Pago and PayPal. See below how to rent movies on YouTube.

How to rent movies on YouTube on mobile or computer

  1. Open the YouTube movies page clicking here or type the name of the feature film in the search bar. You can also select the “Movies” category in the “Explore” tab;
  2. Then the catalog is displayed. It is possible to find titles separated by categories and releases. Select the movie you want to rent;
  3. On the movie screen, select “Buy or Rent”;
  4. Choose from rental options. It is also necessary to choose between the standard definition or the high definition version, with a higher value. On the next screen, confirm the payment method and complete the transaction.

After purchase or rent, the movie will be available in the “Library” tab of your YouTube profile. A rented movie can be viewed within 30 days of the transaction. However, after “Playing” for the first time, you will be limited to 48 hours to watch until the end of the rental.

How to rent movies on YouTube from Smart TV

On some Smart TV models, you can also rent movies through the YouTube app. In this case, the procedure is similar to the other devices: search for the movie of your choice, choose the rental definition and complete the transaction.

However, you must already have a payment method added to your account. If you don’t have it, you’ll need to enter it on your cell phone or computer. Rental is available on Chromecast with Google TV, Roku and on devices from the following brands: LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Telefonica, TPV, Vestel and Vizio.

How to buy movies on YouTube

The process of buying movies is the same as renting. The main difference between each option is the time available to watch: when you buy a movie, there is no limit to the days or hours you can watch it. The content will still be stored in your YouTube library even after 30 days.

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