Surprise! Ireland now has a film store in iTunes with films from the likes of 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Entertainment. And it is pretty packed with goodies, we have not had a chance to download anything yet, but it does look very promising, although we are not sure about the pricing, it’s not exactly cheap. But I really don’t think we should complain, it has been such a long time coming.
The iTunes Store is offering top-rated films including “Avatar”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, “Up”, “The Hangover”, “Iron Man” and “Harry Brown”.
It will be the perfect companion to when the iPad launches in Ireland, and hopefully it might spell the way for TV shows, although we imagine the Irish TV networks will get first dabs on anything good in that genre. As well as buying films you can also rent films, the price seems to vary between 2.99 and 3.99 to rent, to buy an iTunes film you are looking at about 9.99 and up with Star Trek costing 9.99 and Avatar at 13.99 Euro.
Todays Moive Charts on Irish iTunes Store
3. Mean Girls
4. Harry Brown
5. Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Apple Premieres Films on the iTunes Store in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland — April 30th, 2010 — Apple today announced that films from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Entertainment, as well as European studios including E1 Entertainment, Lionsgate UK and Optimum Releasing, are now available on the iTunes Store in Ireland (www.itunes.ie) for rent or purchase. The iTunes Store is offering top-rated films including “Avatar”, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, “Up”, “The Hangover”, “Iron Man” and “Harry Brown”.
iTunes’ legendary ease of use makes discovering and enjoying films as simple and easy as buying music on iTunes has always been. Films are available for purchase on iTunes 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.
With iTunes Film Rentals, once a film is rented, it starts downloading from the iTunes Store directly to iTunes or Apple TV, and users with a fast Internet connection can start viewing the film in seconds. Customers have up to 30 days to start watching it, and once a film has been started customers have 48 hours to finish it — or watch it multiple times.
Featuring Apple’s legendary ease of use, including pioneering features such as iTunes Film Rentals, integrated podcasting support, the ability to turn previously purchased tracks into complete albums at a reduced price, and seamless integration with iPod and iPhone, the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.
Pricing & Availability
iTunes 9.1 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from www.itunes.ie. iTunes film purchases and rentals require a valid credit card with a billing address in Ireland. iTunes films start at €7.99 for catalogue title purchases, €9.99 for recent releases and €13.99 for new releases. iTunes Film Rentals are €2.99 for library title rentals and €3.99 for new releases, and high definition versions are priced at just one euro more.
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