Apple's TV App Currently Has Misleading Pricing for Movies [Updated]

The TV app available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV has an issue with inaccurate price listings for some titles, a MacRumors reader discovered this morning.

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The "Movies" section of the TV app has a "Browse by Price" section that lists movies for $4.99, $6.99, $7.99, and $9.99, but many of the movies available in those sections are more expensive.

In the $4.99 section, for example, there are movies that include "10 Things I Hate About You," "Mean Girls," "Napoleon Dynamite," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Crazy Stupid Love," "The Witch," and many more that are far more expensive than $4.99.

Most of the titles, in fact, are $14.99, with the exception of "10 Things I Hate About You," which is $17.99. There are fewer errors in the $6.99 and up sections, but there are still some issues. "Now You See Me," for example, is listed in the $12.99 section, but is priced at $4.99.

Apple also has pricing errors in other parts of the TV app. In the section "Family Movie Night" that's advertising movies under $10 for a limited time, "Mulan" is listed, but when you click on it, it's priced at $19.99. The same is true of "Onward," "The New Mutants," and several other movies that are shown in the section.

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Clicking on the "Family Movie Night" section sometimes displays a different set of movies than are shown on the main page and sometimes it displays the movies with inaccurate pricing, so it's not quite clear what's going on with the TV app, but Apple definitely has some serious errors to address.

These errors are persistent across the TV app on multiple platforms, including Mac, ‌iPhone‌, and ‌Apple TV‌.

Update: Apple has now removed the browse by pricing options from the TV app, as well as the Family Movie Night section that was listing inaccurate pricing for movies.

Top Rated Comments

GermanSuplex Avatar
5 days ago at 10:45 am
I remember when they accidentally put the whole Harry Potter franchise on sale for $9.99, but it was supposed to be $59.99.

That was a much better "mistake" :p
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
5 days ago at 11:14 am

Does that mean you prefer torrent piracy?
Generation Cheapskate wants everything for free. They want slave Uber drivers to pick them up and deliver food. They cry like a baby when Netflix charges an extra dollar.

Then they complain why their salaries aren’t going up and the rich keep getting richer. Theses spoilt kids don’t realize they are depressing their salaries and making themselves poor by behaving cheap.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FSMBP Avatar
5 days ago at 10:55 am
That is totally not fetch.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bornee35 Avatar
5 days ago at 10:47 am
It's clearly filtering by the rental price
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacHiavelli Avatar
5 days ago at 10:54 am
None of those films are worth more than $1 ...

The prices charged are just insane.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TomaxXamot Avatar
5 days ago at 11:05 am

That is totally not fetch.
Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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