Here’s How to Buy or Rent Movies & TV Shows on YouTube

Here’s How to Buy or Rent Movies & TV Shows on YouTube

By Alex Balaniuc

Content platforms that offer services such as film, TV show, and documentary streaming saw an incredible growth over the last ten years or so. Millions of people around the globe partially or completely ditched mainstream TV following the rise in popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and many more. Why is that? Well, the main reason as to why mainstream TV has been abandoned in favor of streaming services is because the latter give users the possibility of watching anything they want anytime they want. With only a tap of your finger, or a click of your mouse, you can in fact immediately start or keep watching that TV show or movie you’re so invested in.



Not only that, since streaming services are extremely convenient from an economic standpoint, as well. You won’t need to buy the content you want separately anymore, making you spend lots of money for a single product each time. A streaming service usually has a great variety of content that will be entirely accessible to you once you’ve paid for a reasonable monthly/yearly subscription fee.

YouTube as a movie/TV show streaming service



On YouTube, the widely known video streaming platform, you can watch your favorite movies or TV shows as well, but here you’ll have to pay for each piece of media you want to consume. This is due to the fact that YouTube is completely free, meaning that creating a YouTube account doesn’t involve a subscription fee, contrary to streaming services, which nearly always ask you to pay for a subscription. YouTube, therefore, might be better for people who don’t really care about paying each month/year for a streaming service because they don’t regularly watch films, TV shows or documentaries. Sometimes, you just want to enjoy a piece of media in particular without feeling the need to pay for extra content that may not even be interesting to you.

With that being said, if you’d like to watch something on YouTube but you’re not sure about how to do so, you’re in the right place, because we’re going to find out how to buy or rent movies and TV shows on YouTube!

Buy or rent movies & TV shows on YouTube in a few easy steps

YouTube offers a vast range of movies and TV shows of different genres: comedy, action, animation, sci-fi, horror, etc. Users can decide wether to buy or rent video content in SD (Standard Definition), HD (High Definition) or UHD (Ultra-High Definition); of course, the better the quality, the higher the price. Now, let’s see the steps to buy or rent movies and TV shows:

Note: you need to create a YouTube account before you can purchase or rent media on the platform.

– sign into your YouTube account

– there are two main ways to find the movie or TV show you’re interested in:

— enter the media’s title in the search bar and the movie/TV show/documentary will appear among the search results

— go to YouTube’s Movies or TV Shows section: select one of the two options from the menu on the left bar



– choose the piece of media you want to watch by buying or renting it, pay the requested amount, and you’re done!



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