How to Send an iTunes Movie as a Gift from an iPhone

Digital movies are becoming more and more popular as people start using devices like the Apple TV to stream content to their televisions, and the ability to watch those movies on a computer, TV, phone, or tablet offers a bit of flexibility. So if you want to give someone a movie for a birthday or holiday, then you may have been thinking about giving an iTunes gift card.

But you actually have the option of gifting a specific movie from iTunes, and it can be done directly from your iPhone. You can continue reading below to learn the steps needed in order to do so.


Gifting a Movie in iTunes from an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed in iOS 8, on an iPhone 5. For additional information about giving gifts in iTunes you can visit Apple’s page here.

The iTunes gift will be sent to an email address, so you will need to have that information to complete the steps below. Additionally, many movies in the iTunes store can only be redeemed in specific countries. If the movie you are purchasing can only be redeemed in a certain country, you will be notified of this on the screen in steps 5 and 6 below.


Step 1: Open the iTunes Store.

open the itunes store



Step 2: Search for the movie that you want to give as a gift.

locate the movie to send as a gift



Step 3: Touch the Share icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the share button at the top-right of the screen



Step 4: Select the Gift option.

touch the gift icon



Step 5: Enter the email address of the recipient into the field at the top of the window, then enter a message that you want to include with the gift.

enter the email address and a message



Step 6: Scroll down and select the date on which you want the gift to be sent, then touch the blue Next button at the top-right corner of the screen.

select the date for the gift to be delivered



Step 7: Select the style of the gift, then press the Next button.

select the style of the gift



Step 8: Confirm that the information is correct, then press the Buy button to send the gift. Press the Buy button again to confirm the purchase, at which time you will be charged.

purchase the gift



You can send other items from the iTunes Store as gifts as well. This article will show you how to send an album as a gift from your iPhone. newsletter

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