Rental periods for movies & TV shows

When you rent a movie or TV show on Google Play or Google TV, there are 2 time periods that correspond to your rental.

  • Rental grant period: The amount of time you have to start your rental after you complete your transaction.
  • Rental active period: The amount of time you have to watch your rental after you first play your video.
Rental and purchase options can vary by country. Review rental periods before you complete your transaction.
Some products and features aren't available in all countries. Learn more about what's available in your country.

Find a rental period

On a phone or tablet
  1. Open Google Play Movies & TV Play Movies or Google TV app .
  2. Select a movie or TV show.
  3. Scroll to “More Information.”
On a computer
  1. On your web browser, go to Google Play Movies & TV.
  2. Select a movie or TV show.
  3. Scroll to “Additional information.”
On a smart TV
  1. Select a movie or TV show that’s available from Google.
  2. Find the rental period listed under the title’s description.

Expiration countdowns

In Google Play Movies & TV Play Movies, Google TV , and on the Play Store website, rented items display an expiration countdown. This countdown tells you how much time you have left to play your rental before it expires.
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