Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2010 10:27 PM (in response to amichalo)While you're in the video app (main screen-with Movies | TV Shows | Podcasts | Music Videos across the top), all you have to do is tap and hold for 3 seconds and a little "x" will pop up...just like deleting apps.
thanks...LeeMacBook Pro 2.66GHz/4GB/640GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 32GB | iPhone 3G | Newton MessagePad 2100
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2010 10:30 PM (in response to Jason Mecham)Tried that. It has worked for non-rented movies but for some reason it will not work for rented movies. I ended up restoring my ipad. That got rid of it. The manual says rented movies are automatically deleted when they expire, there is no methodology given to manually remove them. I'm wondering if they define "expire" as 30 days after the download or at the end of the 24 hour period you have to watch it once you start watching it.MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone/iPad
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 3:53 AM (in response to amichalo)I have the same issue. To add insult to injury, I haven't seen the movie completely and started getting a "Cannot play movie" message after which i tried to delete it to get space back and was locked out of that as well.MacBook Pro/iPad/iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to oldscud)The following worked for me. First, in the Videos app, press on the movie until the x appears and delete the movie. Second, connect the iPad to your computer and Sync the movies. The second process deleted the expired movie from my iPad.Mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 3:13 PM (in response to amichalo)I rented a 99 cent movie to see how it worked. I watched it. The next day I turned the Ipad on, went to Videos, rented movies and there was the movie for about 2 secs and then it disappeared. So it automatically goes away(for me) after you watch it.Imac 21.5, MBP 13, Toshiba Netbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to amichalo)If you read the Movie Rentals Frequently Asked Questions in iTunes, it talks about all the points of how movie rentals are handled.
If you don't watch it in the 30-day period, it expires and disappears from your iTunes library.
You can delete a movie prior to the expiration date to make space on your device.
The movie automatically disappears from your iTunes library 24 hrs after you've begun viewing it.
Etc, etc.Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 64GB - Macbook Pro 13" - iMac 27"
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 7:53 AM (in response to Lee Givens Jr.)DING! We have a winner. The press and hold to get an "X" did the trick. That was oddly not intuitive. Not sure why I get that you can do that wiht apps, but never occurred to me to do it for the videos. Thanks a bunch.iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 7:11 PM (in response to amichalo)Whom ever discovered how to delete the rental movies that don't go away by holding your finger on the app until the 'X' appears, is brilliant! That did the trick for me.
Thank youDell, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2010 1:51 PM (in response to Lee Givens Jr.)
Lee Givens Jr. wrote:
While you're in the video app (main screen-with Movies | TV Shows | Podcasts | Music Videos across the top), all you have to do is tap and hold for 3 seconds and a little "x" will pop up...just like deleting apps.
That worked for me although no 'x' appeared but the movie self-destructed upon a 3-second hold all on its own.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to amichalo)
I finally called Apple Support to get the answer to this question.
1st, make sure you are signed in on your computer under the Apple ID that purchased the movie.
2nd. Go into the summary page of your device on ITunes. Near the bottom you will see "options". In that section you will see "manually manage music and videos". Select that option.
3rd. Then go to the "On this Phone" click the RENTAL sub section under your device. This depends on the version of ITunes you are using.
4th. Right click the movie you want to delete. The popup box with the delete option should appear.
5th After it deletes (which will take quite a while) remember to go back into Options and uncheck the option for"manually manage music and videos".
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2014 11:47 AM (in response to TBednar)
Didn't work for me...I held my finger on the movie for at least 3 seconds and all it did was make the icon darker for a second or two...no "X" appeared, and did not disappear. I tried swiping to the right which was mentioned in another post here and all that did was take me to the next screen to watch the movie, but the movie doesn't exist, cannot watch it or delete it. I'm up to FIVE movie icons in my rental area and none will go away.
I tried plugging iPad into computer, going to rental area to manually delete but none of these movies show up in there.
Totally frustrated....can anyone help?????