2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2013 10:15 AM by varjak paw
Colinjanes Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 16gig iPad mini with latest iOS software.

Please can anyone advise on the following.

If I buy a movie on iTunes, can I download it onto my iPad and keep it there?

If I then delete it, can I download it again free?

If I do not have my iPad with me, can I watch it online through iTunes?


iPad mini Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.2
  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,131 points)

    The film will need to be downloaded in order to watch it, you can't stream it from the store. Whether you can re-download a film will depend upon what country that you are in and whether it remains in the store (studios occasionally remove them). You are better off keeping your own backup copy of all of your downloads rather that relying on being able to re-download from the store in the future (you can copy purchases from your iPad to your computer's iTunes via File > Devices > Transfer Purchases)

     

    What can be re-downloaded where : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5085

     

    You can also get wifi-enabled drives which allow you to stream your content to your iPad, so not everything needs to be stored on it e.g. GoFlex Satellite (there are other makes as well).

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    If I buy a movie on iTunes, can I download it onto my iPad and keep it there?

     

    Yes.

     

    If I then delete it, can I download it again free?

     

    As long as re-downloading of movies is available in the iTunes Store in your country and the movie hasn't been removed by the content owner, yes. It's best practice to keep a backup of all your content, though.

     

    If I do not have my iPad with me, can I watch it online through iTunes?

     

    You can re-download the movie to the computer, but movies are not available as true streams as, for instance, those from Netflix are.

     

    Regards.