Streaming channels have various business models and ways to watch. Here's a brief overview of commonly used terms and their general meaning.

  • Rent a film/show on a streaming channel usually allows consumers to stream as often as they want but for a limited time, typically 24-48 hours after they start watching. 
  • Buy a film/show usually grants the consumer an unlimited streaming period on that channel. Sometimes channels allow Download to own, where the title is downloaded to the local computer/device, often in a DRM protected format.
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