iTunes: Redeeming DVD Digital Movies

It's pretty easy to find DVD movies that include digital copies you can play on your computer or iPod, but there's a couple of hoops you need to jump through before you can get the electronic version of latest blockbuster on your hard drive. Unfortunately, the digital version of the movie isn't actually on the DVD disc you just bought, but with a little help from a fast Internet connection, it won't take long before you can start watching the opening credits.

Enter your DVD movie redemption code in iTunes.

Here's how to download digital movies that come with DVD and Blu-ray discs:

  • Insert the DVD movie disc in your Mac.
  • iTunes will launch and display a digital movie redemption page.
  • Enter your movie's digital copy authorization code. You can typically find it on an insert in the movie's case.
  • Click Redeem.

iTunes shows how much of your download is left.

Once the movie finishes downloading, you can watch it in iTunes or on your Apple TV, and you can transfer it to your iPod or iPhone, too. Of course, tools like HandBrake make it easy to copy any movie to your hard drive, but for those discs that include electronic versions, you're just a couple of mouse clicks away from an iTunes Store download.