Ap­ple Mu­sic re­cruits new stu­dent ‘am­bas­sadors’

The ‘rent once, watch any­where’ fea­ture is also a sign that iOS 10.3 and Ap­ple TV 10.2 are on their way, writes Ro­man Loy­ola

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While Ap­ple’s new prod­ucts grabbed the head­lines, Ap­ple also made an up­dated to iTunes that movie renters will en­joy. Ver­sion 12.6 is now avail­able, and it has a new fea­ture the com­pany dubs as ‘rent once, watch any­where’. If you hire a movie on your iPad, iPhone or Ap­ple TV, you can now watch it on all those de­vices.

Prior to the up­date, iTunes movie ren­tals on the iPhone, iPad and Ap­ple TV were re­stricted to the de­vice the rental was made on. Also, iTunes movie ren­tals could be made on a Mac and then trans­ferred to an iPhone or iPad by per­form­ing a sync. You could also play a rented movie to Ap­ple TV by us­ing AirPlay.

Be­fore you in­stall the iTunes up­date and start rent­ing movies, there is a catch. In or­der to take ad­van­tage of this fea­ture, your iPhone, iPad and Ap­ple TV must have oper­at­ing sys­tems that aren’t out yet. The iPhone and iPad re­quire iOS 10.3, and your Ap­ple TV must have tvOS 10.2. The iTunes 12.6 re­lease is a sign that OS up­dates are on the way.

To get the up­date, launch the App Store app and click on the Up­dates tab at the top. You should see the iTunes 12.6 up­date af­ter the app makes a check with Ap­ple’s servers.

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