Rentals - How do I rent shows?

This article contains information on how you can rent a show on Viki. 

If a title is available for rental, you will see either one of these buttons on the title's page:


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A one-time payment is needed to rent the show.


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You may choose to rent with a one-time payment or subscribe to a Viki Pass subscription that would include access to the title. 

Note: prices shown on the buttons will vary depending on the content and currency.

More information on the difference between the two options can be found here


Renting your show

You can rent a show via any of the options listed here: 

Viki.com

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  1. While logged into your account on Viki.com, go to the title page that you would like to rent.
  2. Click on the 'Rent' or 'Watch from'* button. 
    *Refer to the top of this article for an explanation of the two buttons. For Viki Pass subscriptions, complete your purchase with the steps listed in this article.
  3. If you have chosen to rent, please input or update your billing details on the pop-up shown.
  4. Review the rental details and click on 'Confirm Rental'.
  5. After your payment has been successfully processed, you will see a confirmation screen and the options to 'Close' or 'Start Rental'.
  6. Select 'Start Rental' to start watching immediately or 'Close' to watch your rental later. For more details on when your rental will expire, please refer to this article.
Mobile (iOS/Android)
Note: Your rental/subscription will be made via iTunes (iOS devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and billed to the payment method set on your respective accounts there.

To manage your billing details, please refer to the steps listed here - Apple / Google Play

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  1. While logged into your account on the Viki app, go to the title page that you would like to rent.
  2. Tap on the 'Rent' or 'Watch from'* button.
    *Refer to the top of this article for an explanation of the two buttons. 
  3. Review and confirm the in-app purchase on the Apple/Google Play pop-up shown.
  4. If you have chosen to rent, you will see a confirmation screen and the options to 'Close' or 'Start Rental' after your payment has been successfully processed.
  5. Select 'Start Rental' to start watching immediately or 'Close' to watch your rental later. For more details on when your rental will expire, please refer to this article.
Apple TV
Note: Your rental/subscription will be made via iTunes and billed to the payment method set on your Apple ID. To manage your Apple ID billing details, please refer to the steps listed here.

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  1. While logged into your account on the Viki app, go to the title page that you would like to rent.
  2. Click on the 'Rent' or 'From'* button.
    *If you see a 'From' button, you may choose to rent with a one-time payment or subscribe to a Viki Pass subscription that would include access to this title.
  3. Review and confirm the in-app purchase on the Apple pop-up shown.
  4. If you have chosen to rent, you will see a confirmation screen and the options' Start rental' or 'Back to show page' after your payment has been successfully processed.
  5. Select 'Start Rental' to start watching immediately or 'Back to show page' to watch your rental later. For more details on when your rental will expire, please refer to this article.
Android TV
Note: Your rental/subscription will be made via Google Play and billed to the payment method set on your Google Play account. To manage your Google Play billing details, please refer to the steps listed here.

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  1. While logged into your account on the Viki app, go to the title page that you would like to rent.
  2. Click on the 'Rent' or 'Watch from'* button.
    *Refer to the top of this article for an explanation of the two buttons.
  3. Review and confirm the in-app purchase on the Google Play page shown.
  4. If you have chosen to rent, you will see a confirmation screen and the options to 'Start rental' or 'Back to show page' after your payment has been successfully processed.
  5. Select 'Start Rental' to start watching immediately or 'Back to show page' to watch your rental later. For more details on when your rental will expire, please refer to this article.
Roku
Note: Your rental/subscription will be made via Roku Channel Store and billed to the payment method set on your Roku Pay account. To manage your Roku billing details, please refer to the steps listed here.

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  1. While logged into your account on the Viki app, go to the title page that you would like to rent.
  2. Click on the 'Rent' or 'Watch from'* button.
    *Refer to the top of this article for an explanation of the two buttons.
  3. Review Roku's request for information page shown and click on 'Continue'.
  4. Review and confirm the purchase on the Roku Pay page shown.
  5. If you have chosen to rent, you will see a confirmation screen and the options to 'Start rental' or 'Back to show page' after your payment has been successfully processed.
  6. Select 'Start Rental' to start watching immediately or 'Back to show page' to watch your rental later. For more details on when your rental will expire, please refer to this article.
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