Ever waited in line overnight to make sure that, when the store opened, you were the first in the door to buy some fancy, just-released product? Then you may appreciate the ability to preorder hit movies. You can also sign up for season passes to upcoming TV shows.
The cost: No membership fee; à la carte pricing only. Rent movies for $3 to $8; buy them for $6 to $20. TV episodes are free to $6 each.
Worth noting: Many movies now come with “iTunes Extras”—similar to bonus features on a DVD. Extras include things like deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes info, and other interactive elements to play with on your computer.
The downside: “iTunes Extras” only come with purchased movies, not rentals.