How to Rent or Buy & Stream your Favorite Movies on YouTube

Did you know that you can buy or rent movies on YouTube? There are paid videos on YouTube that you can only watch if your choose to rent or purchase them. While you have millions of options on YouTube for free, sometimes, paid films are also worth paying for.

How to Purchase or Rent Movies on YouTube Mobile App
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How Does Movie Rental on YouTube Work

YouTube has a Movies & Shows section, where you can browse thousands of titles for rent, buy, or watch for free. You can select any movie you want and check if it is available for purchase or without paying.

Inside the Movies & Shows section, you will come across two categories, Browse and Purchased. If you want to view movie titles on YouTube, head over to the Browse section. Buying any title will automatically appear under the Purchased tab. You can watch it anytime you want for as many times you like.

When you decide to rent a title, you have up to 30 days to let it stay in your library before you can watch it. If you go beyond 30 days, you will need to rent it again. Once you hit the play button on your rental video, you have 24 or 48 hours to watch the film. Even if you did not finish watching the title, it will revert to repurchase when the time is up.

How to Buy or Rent Movies for Streaming on YouTube Mobile App or Website

You can purchase or rent movies on YouTube either on the desktop or mobile web browser or the YouTube mobile app on your phone or tablet.

  • Launch the YouTube mobile app on your device or go to on any web browser.
  • Login to your account.
  • Navigate to the Movies & Show section.
  • Go to the Browse tab.
  • Look for the title you want to rent or purchase and click on it.
  • Click the Buy or Rent button.
  • You will then see different prices depending on the video quality you want. There is also an option where you can input a coupon code.
  • Click Rent or Buy.
  • Process your payment.
  • Now, enjoy watching the film.

Note that not all titles include HD or UHD video quality. These categories are sometimes available on supported devices or depending on your network speed.

Getting a Refund on your YouTube Movie Purchase or Rental

Is your purchased or rented title not working properly? You can ask for a refund. All you have to do is navigate to the Purchased tab. Look for the movie title. Hit the Request Refund button next to it. Report the problem for YouTube to refund your rental or purchase.

What movie titles do you plan to rent or buy first on YouTube? We are curious to know! You can tell us more in the comment section below.

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