Free 4K/UHD movie rental at Rakuten when you create an account for the first time.

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Posted 4th Aug 2019
Hi all, I just looked at what movies were on here on my LG TV and it came up with a promotional banner saying “Try UHD 4K on us” when you open the app.
I’m sitting here as we speak watching my free film, so I hope it works for you!

Rakuten are currently offering a free UHD (also HDR) film rental when you register an account through their app on compatible LG TVs (also reported to be available on some Samsung models).

Provided you aren’t already signed in you should see a promotional banner “Try UHD 4K on us” when you open the app. Select it, enter you details (yes, they take payment details ) and voila... one free UHD rental.

If you want to browse the selection first you can check the Rakuten website, or press green on your remote from the start page to skip registering. The UHD selection is ok, nothing special, but a free film is a free film.

However, there are two points that make this a much better deal:

Despite what the promotional message says, you aren’t limited to the relatively small selection of UHD titles. Once registered all the rental titles show as £0.00
The promotion is tied to your account, not to your TV, so every time you register a new account through the WebOS app you get your “first” rental free. Simply go to settings within the app then select “Unpair account”, then reregister.
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Been around a while, you can rinse and repeat this as well I've watched several freebies
mrb3004/08/2019 08:26

Been around a while, you can rinse and repeat this as well I've watched …Been around a while, you can rinse and repeat this as well I've watched several freebies


Never heard of it before, as I opened the app on my LG OLED and the banner popped up.
How can you get it more than once?
djjordan2304/08/2019 08:27

Never heard of it before, as I opened the app on my LG OLED and the banner …Never heard of it before, as I opened the app on my LG OLED and the banner popped up. How can you get it more than once?


I'd imagine creating multiple accounts?
Yep, just sign out, relaunch the app and sign up again. Don't even have to use a real email address. Same card details work, I just use my revolut each time
Oh I wonder if I can watch Endgame!
Worked cheers OP
Thanks, didn't know about this. Just opened the app on my Hisense TV and the offer is there
pengedragon04/08/2019 09:48

Thanks, didn't know about this. Just opened the app on my Hisense TV and …Thanks, didn't know about this. Just opened the app on my Hisense TV and the offer is there


You’re welcome
Cheers for the info, registered on my Samsung TV, gonna give Alita a watch later on
Had a look on my Phillips tv and can get a hd rental for 99p.
Jusy tried this and its a scam or a bug. Signed up clicked the film and they charged me 13 quid for a film I don't even want to see. Ridiculous not happy at all. Don't even have 13 quid to spare.
james.chick15/09/2019 22:10

Jusy tried this and its a scam or a bug. Signed up clicked the film and …Jusy tried this and its a scam or a bug. Signed up clicked the film and they charged me 13 quid for a film I don't even want to see. Ridiculous not happy at all. Don't even have 13 quid to spare.


Certainly not a scam, I watched one and wasn’t charged
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