All Harry Potter films to own (not rent) on Rakuten (Wuaki) - £12.99
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All Harry Potter films to own (not rent) on Rakuten (Wuaki) - £12.99

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Found 17th MarEdited by:"fredoaf"
This deal was posted this time last year, checked the link and they seem to be doing it again.
Seems like a good price as the blu rays are £39.99

Expires on 1st April or 1000 copies

Edit: Yes - HD copies
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Mitch_s_s3 m ago

Might be a stupid question, but are these HD?


No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 seconds to look at the image.

Oh and by the way the answer is Yes, they are in HD
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 17th Mar
david_robinson9411 h, 3 m ago

What's the chances of these guys being around in the years to come and …What's the chances of these guys being around in the years to come and what happens to your content if they do go bust?Have shied away from buying from them before and tend to stick with iTunes or Amazon as they seem a safe bet, but am tempted by this.



Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-

"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"

So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it
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You're a wizard fredoaf
Possibly 20% TCB..
.. which obviously I forgot before purchasing.. 🤬
Thanks for the post though OP, been waiting for this to come down again.
Thanks OP, this is a great find. Family will be very happy!
What's the chances of these guys being around in the years to come and what happens to your content if they do go bust?

Have shied away from buying from them before and tend to stick with iTunes or Amazon as they seem a safe bet, but am tempted by this.
Might be a stupid question, but are these HD?
Mitch_s_s3 m ago

Might be a stupid question, but are these HD?


No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 seconds to look at the image.

Oh and by the way the answer is Yes, they are in HD
Edited by: "JohnnyRoller" 17th Mar
JohnnyRoller40 s ago

No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 …No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 seconds to look at the image.On and by the way the answer is Yes, they are in HD


My bad! I didn't even notice the image!
david_robinson9411 h, 3 m ago

What's the chances of these guys being around in the years to come and …What's the chances of these guys being around in the years to come and what happens to your content if they do go bust?Have shied away from buying from them before and tend to stick with iTunes or Amazon as they seem a safe bet, but am tempted by this.



Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-

"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"

So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it
hobsgrg24 m ago

Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles …Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it


THIS! It's so important it should be part of any wuaki buying thread.
Any other audio than EN
JohnnyRoller12 h, 23 m ago

No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 …No question is a stupid question.... Apart from this one, it takes 2 seconds to look at the image.Oh and by the way the answer is Yes, they are in HD


Just lol
What do you actually use to watch these? Is it an app that's not particularly widely available on Smart devices?
hobsgrg2 h, 10 m ago

Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles …Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it


Forget that !!
No 5.1 sound on rakuten movies. Good price though.
£12.99? Siriusly?

That price is riddikulus!
hobsgrg2 h, 50 m ago

Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles …Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it



WHERE AND HOW CAN I WATCH THE MOVIES?
Movies will appear in your
Library in all devices
and most of which are available to download to watch offline
Personally I wouldn't purchase these unless it was possible to download a DRM free copy. You don't own the content and are just buying a licence to view the movies for a limited amount of time (until they go bust, or lose the rights for example).

If you really like the movies enough to buy them spend a bit more and purchase the Blu-ray, it will still be playable 10 or 20 years from now.
InsaneNutter4 m ago

Personally I wouldn't purchase these unless it was possible to download a …Personally I wouldn't purchase these unless it was possible to download a DRM free copy. You don't own the content and are just buying a licence to view the movies for a limited amount of time (until they go bust, or lose the rights for example).If you really like the movies enough to buy them spend a bit more and purchase the Blu-ray, it will still be playable 10 or 20 years from now.



Plus the actual quality is significantly better on Blu-ray as these will be highly compressed! It really only makes sense to rent from somewhere like this, if you are going to purchase then buy a Blu-ray instead
InsaneNutter30 m ago

Personally I wouldn't purchase these unless it was possible to download a …Personally I wouldn't purchase these unless it was possible to download a DRM free copy. You don't own the content and are just buying a licence to view the movies for a limited amount of time (until they go bust, or lose the rights for example).If you really like the movies enough to buy them spend a bit more and purchase the Blu-ray, it will still be playable 10 or 20 years from now.


I have all the DVDs but I take my iPad with me everywhere, so I’d like them on there too - I’m just a little worried that they can “disappear” at any time if they lose the rights. £12.99 is a great price but the thought of them disappearing is making me think twice!
Great price, but a bit of a gamble on their still being there when you want them. Odd, isn't it, gambling on a Harry Potter purchase.
Rakuten are part of a massive japanese media company.

They should survive a while

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ten
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 18th Mar
Been looking for this at a good price!
Thank you!
Jayd3.Mari318 m ago

I have all the DVDs but I take my iPad with me everywhere, so I’d like t …I have all the DVDs but I take my iPad with me everywhere, so I’d like them on there too - I’m just a little worried that they can “disappear” at any time if they lose the rights. £12.99 is a great price but the thought of them disappearing is making me think twice!


There’s probably a spell to stop them disappearing.
jameshothothot24 m ago

Rakuten are part of a massive japanese media company.They should survive a …Rakuten are part of a massive japanese media company.They should survive a whilehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakuten


Maybe, but Lehman Brothers was also thought to be bomb-proof, as was General Motors. The greater risk, though, is that if they lose the Harry Potter rights, you lose them too.
gordo196423 m ago

There’s probably a spell to stop them disappearing.


Lol well I hope so because I’ve bought them now
hobsgrg4 h, 33 m ago

Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles …Even if they don't go bust you still may not be able to view the titles you "own", here is what they say:-"Buying a movie you’ll be able to access the content by streaming during an unlimited period of time, as long as the rights are still available for Rakuten TV"So if they lose the rights to a movie you can no longer access it


Technically, this is no different than Amazon Prime Video or any other content provider - if they lose distribution rights for the content, they won't be able to make it available for streaming. Both Rakuten and Amazon make the same point in their T&Cs, but allow for the possibility of downloading to view even when the "live" rights have been lost.

Rakuten.tv - help.rakuten.tv/hc/…ent

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Amazon Prime Video - primevideo.com/hel…490

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The support for 4K content from the Rakuten.tv apps leaves a lot to be desired and I'm not too keen on their points and rentals expiring after a short period of time, but I've never let the rights issue put me off. Fair point about compression and lower quality over Blu-Ray, but it's a good price if you're willing to make the tradeoff.

Heat OP!
Jayd3.Mari32 h, 41 m ago

I have all the DVDs but I take my iPad with me everywhere, so I’d like t …I have all the DVDs but I take my iPad with me everywhere, so I’d like them on there too - I’m just a little worried that they can “disappear” at any time if they lose the rights. £12.99 is a great price but the thought of them disappearing is making me think twice!


I rip the content I own on DVD / Blu-ray, it can then be used on any device I have. Granted it requires a little bit more effort than say making an MP3 of a CD, however its a useful skill to learn. I can see some people just not wanting the hassle of doing that though, so £13 to watch these movies any time over the next few years might be perceived as a good deal in some situations, it's really down to your own personal viewpoint.

My concern with any service like Rakuten is they will end up like MSN Music did in the mid 2000's. MP3's purchased from MSN Music are useless today. Microsoft got bored of that and closed the service down, rendering anything purchased on there useless when people got new devices.

I do still buy digital for some things though, for example Xbox games which don't get a physical release. I have more confidence in that as if Xbox Live ceased to exist tomorrow I know all my content would still work indefinitely, unless that Xbox failed in the future.
Any one can check what audio and subtitles option are included?
mikeni5 h, 55 m ago

Technically, this is no different than Amazon Prime Video or any other …Technically, this is no different than Amazon Prime Video or any other content provider - if they lose distribution rights for the content, they won't be able to make it available for streaming. Both Rakuten and Amazon make the same point in their T&Cs, but allow for the possibility of downloading to view even when the "live" rights have been lost.Rakuten.tv - https://help.rakuten.tv/hc/en-gb/articles/201546451-Rent-or-buy-the-best-entertainment[Image] Amazon Prime Video - https://www.primevideo.com/help?nodeId=202095490[Image] The support for 4K content from the Rakuten.tv apps leaves a lot to be desired and I'm not too keen on their points and rentals expiring after a short period of time, but I've never let the rights issue put me off. Fair point about compression and lower quality over Blu-Ray, but it's a good price if you're willing to make the tradeoff. Heat OP!


Nice find, those terms helped a lot, thanks. Do iTunes have similar terms with their movies?
Monkeemunch2 h, 42 m ago

Nice find, those terms helped a lot, thanks. Do iTunes have similar terms …Nice find, those terms helped a lot, thanks. Do iTunes have similar terms with their movies?


They do - apple.com/uk/…tml

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My understanding (disclaimer: I'm no expert), is that it's largely in the hands of the media distributor/studio as to which providers can offer their content, and for how long - they seem to be mostly fixed term deals which, at expiry, are either renegotiated/extended, or the provider has no choice but to stop offering the content.
Anyone know if you can use your points balance to pay for these?
Bill_Carr_PH33 m ago

Anyone know if you can use your points balance to pay for these?


Didn't work for me.
Awesome. Just bought for the missus!
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