Purchase process & managing purchases

To purchase YouTube paid content, you'll need a Google Account with a valid payment method. 

Purchase a movie or show

You can purchase or rent YouTube Movies and Shows rentals and purchases on the YouTube app for iOS from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod in select countries/regions.

To make a movie or TV show purchase on your iPhone, iPad or iPod:

  1. Go to your YouTube app.
  2. Search for a movie or TV show that you're interested in, and tap the button displaying the purchase price for either a rental or purchase. Different prices for different resolutions may also be available.

    Note:

    • High definition (HD) may only be available for certain devices and UHD/4K video is only available for viewing on select TVs and Chromecast Ultra. We'll deliver the resolution quality you purchased, if permitted by your device and supported by your internet speed. See device requirements for more information.
    • For movie rentals, your movie will be available for the duration of the rental period after you start watching it for the first time. Purchases will be available to watch as many times as you like. See our Usage Rules for more information.
  3. If you searched for a movie, tap Rent to make a rental purchase or Buy to purchase the movie. If you searched for a TV show, you'll see the available seasons and episodes (if any). Select the season or episode you’d like to purchase and tap Buy.
  4. Once you've completed the purchase process with Apple, you can tap on the movie or TV show to start your viewing experience.

View your previous purchases

Movies and shows purchased through YouTube are available for viewing on the latest version of the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad. Purchases can be found by opening the YouTube app, tapping the Library tab , and going to the Purchases section.

Purchase on a Smart TV

You can also purchase movies and TV shows directly in the YouTube app on select smart TVs manufactured by Vizio, Sony, Panasonic, and LG.

To purchase on a supported smart TV, make sure you're signed in to your Google Account and already have a saved payment option on file before you begin the purchase process. If you’re not signed in or don’t have a payment option saved, you'll need to make a purchase on a mobile device or computer instead.

  1. Go to your YouTube app on your smart TV.
  2. Search for a movie or TV show that you're interested in. If the title is available for sale, you'll see an option to rent or purchase. For some videos, different prices for different resolutions may also be available.

    Note:

    • High definition (HD) may only be available for certain devices and UHD/4K video is only available for viewing on select TVs and Chromecast Ultra. We'll deliver the resolution quality you purchased, if permitted by your device and supported by your internet speed. See device requirements for more information.
    • For movie rentals, your movie will be available for the duration of the rental period after you start watching it for the first time. Purchases will be available to watch as many times as you like. See our Usage Rules for more information.
  3. Select Rent to make a rental purchase. Select Buy to purchase the TV show or Movie.
  4. Confirm your payment method and select Continue.
  5. Enter the 3-digit CVV number from the credit card you're using for payment. Then select Pay Now.
  6. You have the option to Watch Now or Watch Later. Select Watch Now to start your viewing experience or select Watch Later to enjoy it at another time.
Note: You can't delete videos that you purchased on YouTube from your Purchases page. Videos will only be removed if you get a refund.  See our refund policy for more information about refunds. 
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