YouTube has given us the option to choose from hundreds and thousands of award-winning movies or TV shows that we can either rent or purchase.
We are going to talk about the question that comes to anybody’s mind before they purchase a movie. “When you Buy a Movie on YouTube How long does it last?” We will also look into how you can buy a YouTube movie and from where you can access the purchased movie.
You have an option to buy or ent individual movies on YouTube. When compared to Netflix or Amazon Prime, this is a pretty great option as you get the choice to only pay for what you want to watch. You do not have to pay the entire subscription amount as you would do in the case of Netflix or Amazon Prime.
The availability of movies to purchase or rent on YouTube is mainly dependant on your location. Certain movies that are available in Australia may not be available for purchase in the USA or Germany. When it comes to TV shows, you only have an option to buy the TV shows. You can rent them unless you are in Japan. Only YouTube in Japan provides an option to rent TV shows.
Find out When you Buy a Movie on YouTube How long does it last?
As mentioned above, you can either rent a movie or purchase it from YouTube. Let’s look in detail what happens when you either buy or rent a specific YouTube movie
When you Buy a Movie on YouTube How long does it last?
When you buy a movie on YouTube, it is stored in a digital locker, and you can view it an unlimited number of times as long as the locker period has not expired. The locker period would at least be for five years from when you purchase the movie. Each item (movies) could have different locker periods, which you have to agree to at the time of purchase. By any chance, if the movie has been taken down before the completion of 5 years (locker period), then you can request for a refund.
As soon as you purchase a movie, it will be tagged to your account, and you will be able to see it under the Purchased Movies & Shows section, as shown in the image below.
To view the purchased YouTube movies, you will have to log in with the same YouTube credentials that you had used while buying the movie.
To purchase a YouTube movie follow the steps mentioned below:
- Navigate to youtube.com.
- Type in the name of the movie that you want to purchase.
- Click on “BUY OR RENT.“
- Next, click on BUY.
- Select the desired payment method and then click OK.
- The movie that you purchased will come under the list of purchased videos.
This video will remain under purchases until the duration of the locker period. You also do have control over your purchase history.
You can request for a refund or cancellation within seven days from when the purchase was made, provided you have not started to watch the movie. To know more about youTube cancellation, read YouTube paid service terms of Service.
When you rent a Movie on YouTube How long does it last?
Renting a movie is entirely different from buying it. Every movie will have an option to either rent it or buy it. If you choose to rent the movie, then below are the terms that you will agree to:
- The YouTube movie will be available for the duration of the rental period mentioned after you have started watching it. Once you have started watching the movie, the countdown begins. The rental period could vary from item to item.
- Just before you begin to watch a rented movie, you would have to confirm that you are about “Start rental period“, the button would look something similar to the one in the image below.
To view the list of YouTube movies you have rented, you can visit the Purchased Movies & Shows page. On this page, you will see the list of purchases as well as rented YouTube videos.
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