Movies from major film studios including Paramount, Warner Bros., MGM, Walt Disney, Sony Pictures Television and independents including Universum and Shorts International are now available on the iTunes Store in Germany for purchase and rent.
Making its debut with over 500 Hollywood and German films, the iTunes Store offers titles such as “Quantum Of Solace,” “The Dark Knight,” “Pineapple Express,” “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” “Eagle Eye,” “Die Fälscher,” “Keinohrhasen” and “Aimee & Jaguar.” Germany is the first market outside the US where Apple has launched movies for sale or rent.
“Movies are available for purchase on the iTunes Store on the same day as their DVD release, and can be viewed on an iPod with video, iPhone, Mac or PC or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV,” according to a press release from Apple.
With iTunes Movie Rentals customers have up to 30 days to start watching it, and once a movie has been started customers have 48 hours to finish it or watch it multiple times. iTunes Movie Rentals also features over 100 titles available in HD, suitable for viewing on a widescreen TV with Apple TV.
iTunes movies in Germany start at €7.99 for catalogue title purchases, €9.99 for recent releases and €13.99 for new releases. iTunes Movie Rentals are €2.99 for library title rentals and €3.99 for new releases, and HD versions are priced at one euro more.