How to pick up cheap movies from Apple’s iTunes Store every day

“You would think, in the day and age of digital content, that it would cost less to pick up a digital file than a blu-ray disc, given it’s little more than a collection of ones and zeroes transferred via the internet,” Nick Broughall reports for TechRadar. “But the sad truth is that in many cases, you’ll still need to pay as much for a digital movie as you would a printed disc, especially with sales.”

“The good news is that there’s an easy way to save a good chunk of change picking up digital movies, thanks to 20th Century Fox,” Broughall reports. “The app, Movie of the Day!, is updated every day with a new film on sale. Pricing varies from region to region, and film to film, but the standard deal seems to be around the AU$3.99 / US$6.99 / £4.99 mark.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Plus, as Nick mentions, you can pick up iTunes Store gift cards for up to 25% off, which offers even further savings!


  1. The truly nuts thing about digital content is (in the UK at least) if you buy a cd from amazon you will typically now get an mp3 version automatically. The CD (with mp3) will often cost less than buying the mp3 version on its own! I’ve got a few dozen cd’s I’ve bought and haven’t even taken off the cellophane. I add the mp3’s to iTunes, and if I remember/can be bothered, I use iTunes Match to convert them to AAC by downloading them.

    1. We’ve been able to do that for a few years here in the US.

      I get the instant gratification of the MP3 for my iPhone along with the CD quality for my music server a couple of days later.

      As I do this mainly for rock, R&B or blues, It would be nice if iTunes upped their game to at least 24/96 so I could buy more jazz and classical from them.

      As is, it’s Amazon and HDTracks/HD Tape Transfers for me.

  2. It’s hard to find 25% discount iTunes gift cards (that means $100 iTunes Store credit for only $75). Most common during the holiday shopping season. But 20% off deals are easier to find throughout the year. I use a free service called DealNews (aka DealMac) for email notification about such deals.

    The best part is that this same credit can be used for ALL Apple digital sales, including iOS apps, Mac App Store apps, iBooks Store ebooks, Apple TV subscriptions (such as for Netflix), Apple TV (and iTunes Store) movie rentals, iTunes Store songs and other media purchases, etc… I assume it will be used first for Apple Music subscriptions too, which means that $9.99 monthly fee is less than $8 in actual cost for me.

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