YouTube has continuously expanded its services in past years, choosing not to stay in a single lane. It introduced Shorts as a way to compete with TikTok, and it took after Twitch and decided to make streaming a more significant part of the platform.YouTube also offers a dedicated Movies & Shows section you can browse for all your viewing needs. It has a selection of free flicks, and many you can buy or rent. Let’s take a look at the service.

How to Buy or Rent Movies on YouTube

Believe it or not, YouTube is one of the best places to rent movies online, but you can also buy a lot of titles with just a few clicks. When you land on YouTube’s Movies & Shows section, you see it’s divided into two sections—Browse and Purchased. Browsing features every title available for viewing and whether you can rent it, buy it, or watch it for free.

When you decide which feature you want to watch, click on it, and a trailer starts to play immediately. Looking at the description box, you’ll see all the Audio and Subtitle options it comes with, and to the right side, you can click the blue Buy or Rent button.

When you click the Buy or Rent button, you see the prices plus the video quality. Some titles offer different qualities at different price points, allowing you to choose between them. There’s even an option to put a coupon code if you have one.

After clicking Rent or Buy, you’ll need to log in to your account and add a credit or debit card. This would happen immediately if you’re already logged into your account, and Google has access to your billing information.