Editor’s Pick
MAY 22, 2009 1:04PM

iPhone to get iTunes TV and Movies!

Rate: 5 Flag

In a long awaited move (at least by me), it appears that Apple will begin to allow downloads of movies and tv shows through the iPhone. This revelation, (again at least to me) comes by way of an advertisement in the new ad supported version of the app Twitterfon released on 5/15/09. Three ads, stumbled upon by a geeky friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of the powerful arms of the Apple legal department, scrolling across the top of the app were for ‘iTunes Movies’, ‘iTunes TV’ and ‘iTunes Movie Rentals’.

sshot of ad

While the titles of soon to be available movies and TV shows were listed and directories broken down by genre are active...

 movies by genre

tv shows by genre

the wrestler loading

the links to the actual movies turned up a message of "The item you’ve requested is not available." YET!

the wrestler unavail 

Upon even closer examination, if we look at the time line of the pictures from this morning it appears the pages in question are under construction as we speak. Notice, the navigation bar at the top of the page at 12:28 PM ET.

tv 1 and 2 w nav bar 

movie 1 and 2 w nav bar

This navigation bar wasn’t there at 10:55 AM ET and 12:07 PM ET. (The Apple guys are out in Cupertino, CA. No worries, they aren’t working through lunch.)

tv 1 and 2 no nav bar 

movie 1 and 2 no nav bar

GO APPLE GO!

I say long awaited because you have been able to download video podcasts via your iPhone from the iTunes store for as long as I’ve had my iPhone. These include the hour long video ‘podcasts’ of television shows such as Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and the like. I was never sure where the distinction was drawn between an hour long video podcast and an hour long TV show, and apparently at this point neither does Apple. Thanks guys!

Your tags:

TIP:

Enter the amount, and click "Tip" to submit!
Recipient's email address:
Personal message (optional):

Your email address:

Comments

Type your comment below:
Yay!!!!! Can't wait. Another way to fry my brain with my iPhone.
As a note to the astute reader... as you scroll the fifth picture, with the message 'The item you requested is not available," is meant to illustrate how the movie 'The Wrestler' (pictured in the fourth pic as you scroll down) hadn't loaded. The error page i used is actually for me trying to load 'The Spirit' by Frank Miller. Once that didn't load i attempted to load 'The Wrestler' which also did not load. I have used the screen shot from "The Spirit" not loading to indicate that "The Wrestler" hadn't loaded.

While I assume both error screens would look the same, the timestamps on the pictures obviously indicate that "The Wrestler" was loading after the screen with the error message had been displayed.

Don't let this timeline miscue distract you from the essential truth in this breaking piece of Apple news.
Here is how to see this on your own iPhone running 3.0: http://twitter.com/boctor/status/1887292174
I have been wathing YouTube, moves, purchased TV and video podcast since iPhone began! Memory may become a problem, as will battery life, as applications are added.
This will be much better when the new 32G iPhone comes out in June. Right now, between the apps and music I am cramped for space. Who knew there was a limit on the app screens you can have...

Still, the iPhone is the best phone that I've ever had, except for the original Micro-TAC Motorola which was my first ever cell phone and opened up a whole new world of being chained to a cell phone provider... ;-)

The iPhone is head and shoulders above the Palm Treo that I had prior to it. It was a Windows Mobile based Palm and there was so much that it wouldn't do, plus it killed my address book repeatedly and wouldn't sync with my mac.
I have been watching video (including TV shows) on my iPhone from day one. I guess the difference is that I had to put them on my computer and then synch the phone with the laptop. Now you can skip that step. Is that right?

It strikes me that downloading a TV show directly onto the phone will take almost forever. It takes pretty long on the computer. I'm happy that you can do this. It is nice to have an option. But I just don't know how practical it is.

Yesterday I was inspired to download some of the American Idol videos, as I had not seen the show. They were taking a long time. Then the phone would shut down (as it does to save battery power) and in that shut down mode, does the download continue? I wasn't sure. I ended up synching it with the laptop and letting the laptop take over the download process.
Well, thank goodness. I hope it allows you to stream them while you download them, too, so I can listen to Keith and Rachel on my commute home whilst downloading.

Now if they can only add A2DP Bluetooth support, so I don't have to attach that clunky iMuffs adapter . . .
AT&T isn't likely to agree to allow this over their 3g network though. They have already balked about the Sling Box app and have forbid it from using the cell network to actually watch video in spite of the fact that the BlackBerry version DOES allow streaming over their cellular network from what I've heard.

AT&T, the iPhone has saved their ass AND allowed their CEO to have a huge salary plus bonuses and yet they crap on it whenever they can. It must make sense to someone but not to me. I'm still fuming over the iPhone being locked into AT&T hell.
Interesting.
Apple and iPhone soooo rocks!
Been listening to public and internet radio extensivly over my iPhone over recent weeks. Except for speed and perhaps freezing that may occur because of memory, the concept of live or large format TV makes perfect sense.
Is some one watch tv show and movies on iphone,
I am still watching movies online at http://10starmovies.com
I have to still watch movies online on http
://10starmovies.com
is it possible to get these movies on iphone?
Three ads, stumbled upon by a geeky friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of the powerful arms of the Apple legal department, scrolling across the top of the app were for ‘iTunes Movies’, ‘iTunes TV’ and ‘iTunes Movie Rentals’.
watch tv episodes online
This will be great! I love my new iphone and I travel quite a lot to the States so it will be great to be able to Watch Movies on my phone! I currently use http://www.blinkbox.com to watch movies online - do you think there will be an app that can integrate both?
Whoops! Forgot to include a hyperlink in my last post! - http://www.blinkbox.com
Even i was affected! I simply ordered an essay paper on it.This
this convenient essay service is one you can rely on.
Very compelling assignment, but still this argument is to hard to discuss.That is why we have compelled to create a custom writing service to help striving students. They can buy term papers that is custom and made by expert , buy custom essay papers or even buy research paper. But when students use this kind of business – an ethical question is raised: Is it ok to use these kinds of services? Is it ok to use them, and will you be punished for using them.
About fricken time! I was wondering when they would eventually open things up and allow movie downloads through the iPhone. Imagine the possibility and revenue streams this will open up to the movie studios, quite frankly if they don't see the potential in this innovation, they need laser eye surgery, it would be completely short sighted if they were not part of this.
Why would your friend want to stay anonymous? This is such a cool promotion for Apple. I really like this new feature and its add up to my list why Ipod (and apple inclusive) is so cool.

Smith - works for life settlement and Toronto Lofts
Great tips and instructions about iPhone features. Thanks.
Custom written papers
This will be great! I love my new iphone and I travel quite a lot to the States so it will be great to be able to Watch Movies on my phone! do you think there will be an app that can integrate both?

Why is my computer slow


Perth Catering
Well it will be really cool if apple allows the download, mate even i have been waiting for this. This certainly is a good news from you.
Thanks.
Indianapolis seo
It's awesome that you can now watch TV on your iphone.
Auctions | Dating | Matrimony
Excellent blog.I found it very interesting and at the same time very informative.Thanks!!!

Uae Apartment | Dubai Apartment for Rent
Wow! i just to love read article about Iphone thanks for this too:)
alice-logo design consultant .
If it can be done on a laptop then it can be done on an iphone. (sort of) The only REAL prob with the flexibility is that there is NO ability to run more than one app at a time. Unless it is a core app..The 3rd part apps are not that privileged.

Cisco Consulting
I can't believe in these possibilities. Great features!
Custom web design
The iPhone will never stop. Heh, they will have the market share till Google buys them. And if they need Network Support for it:Cisco Consulting |Network Support | Cisco Training Videos
how to see this on your own iPhone running 3.0: http://twitter.com/boctor/status/1887292174

ngo
We love the iPhone but it needs a bit more control for underage users.. parental control applications
Dude! I am really excited about this new feature being added. I heard some rumors but now the fact is going to be true. WOW.

that's why itunes rock

home remedies | herbal recipes
Well please tell when its gonna happen for heaven's sake! We are desperate for it.
church chairs
Great post,

thanks, and go military
I got my iphone and am still getting used to it, synced it with itunes fine and got all my photos, address book, songs etc but how do I get videos that I have bought from itunes onto my phone? I can see the video in the downloads section but can't drag it over to the movies folder or my iphone itself!

marijuana doctor | marijuana clinic | medical doctor
@ the post

And I know it would never happen, but it would be nice to be able to get a tailor-made download specifically for the iPhone/iPod touch's native resolution, rather than the huge 1.5-2GB movie files we normally consume if they did something like this. It would cut the download time down, and if you don't intend to watch the movie on anything but your iPod, it could be a good way to have the movie, but not have it consume as much space. Heck, if they were able to pull this off on a rental model, I'd be happy.

fazana
I don't know if I could see this work.

People usually watch TV at home, and there is really only Wi-Fi at home (I know there isn't, but people don't go into a Starbucks and start watching TV on a mobile phone while drinking coffee)

If it was over 3G, I would say that the connection quality would be really bad.

Luxury Car Seats | Porsche Cayenne Seat
Perfect, but how about kerio vpn user in Iphone?
Wow, i wish I had an iphone! those things are awesome.
Back Hair Removal
iPhone technologies are developing day by day. What should we expect in the nearest time I wonder?
College essay free essay buy essay
What would be the limit to see the videos ? What about the latest movies ? Will be available on the the phone ?
contract hire
i think it will be possible to use in Custom assignment
IPhone and iTouch are the greatest tech toys to come out... ever. Now being able to pull movies and tv shows to them is just the next step in greatness. Hey... I want Family Guy episodes full streaming!

Join Scentsy
Sell Scentsy
Great news. Very excited. Apple has done amazing things within the last couple of years. The iPhone is my life and now with TV? Couldn't get any better than that!

auto insurance cheap rates
For me this is my favourite feature of the iphone. Ideal for personal viewing while commuting by train. A great feature.
Gadget Insurance
That is seriously cool! Shame I sold my iphone today :D
Viva la Blackberry


Sale Electronics
SEO Services UK
That is seriously cool. I will have to try it on girlfriends iphone.
Thanks for a wicked post
Sale Electronics
SEO Services UK
AT&T, the iPhone has saved their ass AND allowed their CEO to have a huge salary plus bonuses and yet they crap on it whenever they can. It must make sense to someone but not to me. I'm still fuming over the iPhone being locked into AT&T hell. travel austria hotel Austria hotels austria hotels Been listening to public and internet radio extensivly over my iPhone over recent weeks. Except for speed and perhaps freezing that may occur because of memory, the concept of live or large format TV makes perfect sense.
i tried many converters to play a converted file for my iPhone but no luck, actually the problem is the phone is giving some non compatibility error which is really weird then i used factory format and this time the video played but not with the actual size, help me please.

Muqtada Khalid
sticker printing
Hi,
Nice post! I really like it, thanks for providing such an informative post.

Business Plan Writers
It appears that Apple will begin to allow downloads of movies and tv shows through the iPhone. I guess the difference is that I had to download them to my computer and then synch the phone.

eSky Web Directory
As much as I hate to ride the bandwagon, I have to admit that the iPhone is one amazing, amazing, amazing piece of hardware. I'm rooting for the next iPhone killer as much as possible, but so far all of them have been disappointing and just cannot match what you can do with an iPhone. -Collin Raynolds, Virus removal, spyware removal, hard drive data recovery: Computer Repair Vancouver - General computer repair resource
Charming toy! but very expensive: (Where can I buy it in Ukraine?
Single Russian Girls | Oriflame | Russian Date
I have to still watch movies online, is it possible to get these movies on iphone...Bollywood
That's freaking awesome!! Image recognition of partially obscured objects as a search tool. Can't wait to see an instant-search version that doesn't require email.

tungsten rings | garden wedding
Not impressed; I've seen equally good, perhaps better, recognition systems. The iTunes/utube search could have been written by any one of millions of high school students. What would have been cool is iPhone integration (and there was none): I want to have an active camera view that when I draw a circle around something with my index finger freezes the frame, negotiates with the server, then displays info on what I'd circled and I don't want it just for buying things (although that's that funding lever); If I'm walking in the woods and see a strange flower I want to be able to point my iPhone at it, circle the flower and find out what I'm looking at.

presentation skills | How to create a presentation
I hardly ever use my laptop at home (I usually actually leave it at work) and use my iphone instead and it’s been very frustrating that I can’t download TV shows or movies directly on my iphone. It would be fantastic if this is true.

presentation skills | How to create a presentation
I say long awaited because you have been able to download video podcasts via your iPhone from the iTunes store for as long as I’ve had my iPhone
Buy Term Paper
e Apple legal department, scrolling across the top of the app were for ‘iTunes Movies’, ‘iTunes TV’ and ‘iTunes Movie Rentals’.
Term Papers
Once that didn't load i attempted to load 'The Wrestler' which also did not load. I have used the screen shot from "The Spirit" not loading to indicate that "The Wrestler" hadn't loaded.
Sample Essay
I wonder if this is on the way to the UK anytime soon? I would love to watch movies and tv shows wherever I am, would enable me to catch up on missed episodes of Heroes and 24!
http://www.dv247.com/manufacturer/Behringer/1527
I wonder if this is on the way to the UK anytime soon? I would love to watch movies and tv shows wherever I am, would enable me to catch up on missed episodes of Heroes and 24!
Research Paper Example
While I assume both error screens would look the same, the timestamps on the pictures obviously indicate that "The Wrestler" was loading after the screen with the error message had been displayed.
Custom Dissertation
I say long awaited because you have been able to download video podcasts via your iPhone from the iTunes store for as long as I’ve had my iPhone
Research Papers
geeky friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of the powerful arms of the Apple legal department, scrolling across the top of the app were for ‘iTunes Movies’, ‘iTunes TV’ and ‘iTunes Movie Rentals’.
Sample Research Paper
God is always with us. May the peace and prosperity of the world can be created. Indonesia We invite bloggers to participate reconciling the world. Rabbit Vibrator.
Regards,
Ewan served as bridges.org's Policy Director based in South Africa, where he led all aspects of research, commentary, and legislative submissions on national, regional and international ICT policy. Dissertation Example.
Regards,
Ewan McPhie is the Senior Managing Director for Dilligence USA, LLC, an intelligence gathering and risk management firm that helps its clients confront difficult business challenges, particularly in emerging markets. Dissertation Help.
Regards,
I will try to get it now. This is an excellent post. Thanks.
domuz gribi
casus telefon yazılımı, günümzde çok yaygın casus telefon programı, ile dinleyebilirsiniz telefon dinleme dinleme cihazı, ile de dinleme yapabilirsiniz.
çelik kapı
Wow, this is interesting information. I have the new iPhone 3Gs and was unable to load movies on it through itunes. Finally realized the new version of itunes could do it. [URL="http://ultrareview.net"][COLOR="Red"][B]Technology News[/B][/COLOR][/URL]
Iphone as i said is one pain when your try to put multimedia on it. It's not as easy as it is on other phones. However, the quality of output is awesome.

Technology News
Just what Apple needs more money flowing into the old headquarters. I love the IPhone and its speed and design. It runs faster than my slow computer which is also an Apple product. G3 computer machine.
Iphone has been giving me problems since i bought it, especially when trying to load or run multimedia. However, the new iphone 3Gs seems to have rectified this problem and is cool gadget now. The Multimedia navigation is also cool.
Technology News
How to start a website
This really in an informative post to read out man. You have wonderfully described useful things here. I have got a lot from it. Sample Dissertation.
Regards,
I think its fantastic to see women taking the initiative in business and showing their entrepreneurial skills. I think it will only grow as more and more women see that they can start up their own businesses too and it doesn't have to be a male dominated field.
Aircraft and military connectors
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.Net life science
I am so fed up with all those essays - at last i can relax with my iPhone even during studies)
Thanks you for the posting for such a nice post, i wanna buy an iPhone but this post has told a new feature of iPhone, thanks
Boka Konferens Uppsala
I wait to see if they will somehow increase battery life and download speeds.

Learning Stuff
This is awesome. I'm probably buying an iPhone sometime in the next week so it's like perfect timing. More enjoyment out of the iPhone for me.

Smithy,
Red Cross CNA Class
It strikes me that downloading a TV show directly onto the phone will take almost forever. It takes pretty long on the computer. I'm happy that you can do this. It is nice to have an option. But I just don't know how practical it is.
! fotografia ślubna and fotograf ślubny Bielsko
a geeky friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of the powerful arms of the Apple legal department.
master cleanse
Софт Novell стал лучше сегодня!
Софт Novell стал лучше сегодня! А тем более Почтовый сервер Mailer Daemon!
It's awesome that you can now watch TV on your iphone. Think about what kind of child behavior issues this may cause.
Neck Pain
The iPhone can be charged when connected to a computer for syncing across the included USB to dock connector cable, similar to charging an iPod. Alternatively, a USB to AC adapter (or "wall charger," also included) can be connected to the cable to charge directly from an AC outlet.


Thanks,
SEO
Agree. I was have same problem with this soft, but is working. Sometimes very slowly.
If you combine this with the file sharing for music, the Iphone truly becomes the greatest portable device ever made.
----------------------------
Bedtime Stories
Drunk Driving Stories
Psycholog i psycholog online oraz pomoc psychologa przez Internet psycholog and psycholog on-line poradnia psychologiczna psycholog internetowy and psycholog on-line psycholodzy i depresja oraz stres i psycholog on Line and pomoc psychologa przez internet and fotografia slubna oraz fotografia okolicznosciowa and fotograf i zdjęcia ślubne bielsko oraz pomoc psychologiczna and pomoc psychologa and internetowy psycholog fotograf slubny and fotograf dzieciecy bielsko
I love all the Iphone apps out there - but I'm still waiting for a good iphone Mmorpg
I Totally AGREE! Well, thank goodness. I hope it allows you to stream them while you download them, too, so I can listen to Keith and Rachel on my commute home whilst downloading.

Generic Pharmacy
I am just in love with iphones and itunes for its incredible music. Cant wait any more... :)

Regards
Resignation Letter
i was having iPhone but was ignorent of this great feature, thanks for the nice post. Now i have the music in my pocket. Thanks
best articles directory
a geeky friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of the powerful arms of the Apple legal department, scrolling across the top of the app were .eyaculacion precoz
Comments are now closed.