News: Apple releases iTunes 12.6 with new cross-device movie rental feature

Apple has launched iTunes 12.6 with minor bug fixes and one enormous new operate: The facility to lease movies in iTunes and watch them on totally different devices working iOS 10.three or tvOS 10.2. The wording inside the launch notes isn’t explicit, nevertheless hints on the means to simply stream a rented movie on any machine linked to the Apple ID that rented it. Beforehand prospects have always wanted to essentially swap the rented file from one machine to a special and can solely view it on one machine at a time. And whereas the Apple TV has been able to stream a downloaded movie rental from an individual’s laptop, it wouldn’t appear inside the “Movies” app (prefer it might if it had been rented on the Apple TV immediately), nevertheless as a movie inside the “Computers” app that is used to entry the laptop’s widespread iTunes library. The iTunes change—combined with the imminent release of a new iPad this Friday—has led to speculation that Apple will launch iOS 10.three and tvOS 10.2 inside the subsequent few days to permit this new operate.