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Apple Rolls Out 'Complete My Season Pass' for TV Shows

While Apple has long offered a "Complete My Album" feature in the iTunes Store to allow users who have previously purchased individual tracks to upgrade to the full album at a discounted price reflecting their single-track purchases, users have not had the flexibility of a similar option for TV shows.


That appears to have changed this week with the addition of a "Complete My Season Pass" feature now available in the iTunes Store. When logged in and viewing an iTunes Store page listing for a single season of a TV show, the Season Pass purchase price will be reduced by the amount of previous single-episode purchases, allowing users to upgrade to the full season without having to essentially repurchase the episodes they had previously acquired individually.

Season passes for TV shows typically come at a significant discount compared to buying each episode of the season individually. Consequently, the new Complete My Season Pass feature should offer users who find themselves having already purchased several episodes of a season and wishing to upgrade to the full season a way to save some money.

(Thanks, Charles!)

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36 months ago
Now what they need to start doing is allowing us to upgrade movies/tv shows we may have purchased in SD (for what ever reason, often because at the time it was the only option) in HD for the difference.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
Now all we need iTunes to add is "Rent-to-Own" movies, where after renting a movie, it deducts the rental price from the purchase price if you choose to buy it.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
About time. But what's still missing is an HD upgrade option. I bought the Dr. Horrible webisodes before Apple offered HD videos. Why can't I pay $1 to upgrade to the HD version?
Rating: 5 Votes
36 months ago

don't tell me u watch iTunes rips and feel like you are taking advantage of real HD pleasure


What I buy in iTunes is good enough for me. Please tell me why I need a big HD TV and BD player to be able to enjoy my shows.
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago

I noticed this yesterday. I still find it easier and more affordable to buy each show as it is released each week.


Yes, but after you've bought enough $3 episodes upon weekly release to reach the price of the season pass, it's even more affordable to click "$0.00 Buy Season Pass" and get the rest of the season for free.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Prices for TV and movies are out to lunch, and it is very sad. This is a good step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go.

The math is easy to do. On average people watch 150 hours of TV a month. On average, a cable bill is 50 bucks. This is subsidized with commercials. This is where all the disagreements will come in. But triple the cost without subsidies seems very fair in my mind. So 1 dollar for 1 hour of TV from iTunes. Remember, a show like house is 45 minutes. So it should be 75 cents per episode. Anymore then that, and it doesn't add up.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

You guys do know that you can view Dr. Who episodes for free (at least they appear to be) on BBC America don't you?? Just asking..... http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/guide/


I just looked, and I didn't see any way to view full episodes on that site - only clips/trailers. But even if they did offer full shows, I'd still have to watch them on my laptop rather than my TV.

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I agree it should be .99 cents an episode for HD, if it were I'd buy all my shows like that.


I agree - 99 cents is the right price point for a one-hour show. I was disappointed that Apple stopped offering episode rentals at that price.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

It's on baby... Now someone just needs to start making television shows that cater to people with triple-digit IQ's.


You buying for a friend?
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Now we just need a button for "upgrade my SD television and movie purchases to the latest HD version" for a modest price. Just as was done in audio a few years back.
Rating: 2 Votes
36 months ago
I wonder if this will be the start of two really needed options:

1. Upgrade to HD which for a small fee will let you get the HD version of whatever you had before
2. Upgrade HD to 1080p HD when/if they start rolling out 1080p support

Bonus 3: Upgrade to DRM free someday like what eventually happened with music

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Anyone here buy tv series as opposed to streaming? What are your reasons?


Several reasons: offline viewing is number 1, what I want to watch isn't always available streaming, as content agreements with streaming providers change what I was watching may no longer be available in the future.

There are many reasons to stream but also a lot for not streaming.
Rating: 2 Votes

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