TV rentals come to US iPads

Xavier Verhoeven
1 December, 2010
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Apple has announced that TV episode rentals are now available on the iPad – but before you get too excited, it’s for the US store only. Australian users are still stuck with $2.99 purchases for TV shows.

The announcement features a screenshot of the iPad with NBC’s The Office displayed, which 9to5Mac notes is unusual given that NBC shows have previously not been included in the rental offerings. We assume these shows will soon be added to the lineup for both the iPad and Apple TV.

The most interesting element of this news is that iTunes TV rentals appear to be proving a popular addition to the US iTunes Store. Perhaps they will eventually make their way to the regional stores.

In the meantime, I’m sure there are a few Australians out there with US iTunes accounts that they keep for special occasions such as this.

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