Download: iTunes 12.6 Released With “Rent Once Watch Anywhere” Feature
Apple has just made available to download iTunes 12.6 for both Windows and Mac platforms. The latest release of iTunes comes following a slew of product updates that Apple announced earlier today via a press release.
According to Apple, iTunes 12.6 brings in the ability to rent movies once and then watch them anywhere on devices either running this latest version of iTunes 12.6, iOS 10.3, or tvOS 10.2, later two of which by the way are still in beta testing stage but are expected to be released to general consumers any day now.
For those who don’t already know, before this update, movies rented from iTunes Store were available only on the device they were rented from. Today’s iTunes change makes it possible to “Rent once, watch anywhere”, be it iTunes on Windows or Mac, iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.3 or later, or Apple TV running tvOS 10.2 or later.
Here’s the full official changelog of iTunes 12.6 released today by Apple for both Windows and macOS:
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.
To update to the latest version of iTunes on a Mac, simply launch Mac App Store and then grab the latest version of iTunes pending from under Updates tab, as also shown in the screenshot below.
Windows users can do the same by heading into the Apple Software Update utility on their PCs and then grab the pending update from there.