How to Delete a Movie or TV Show from iTunes

- "I add some movies to my iTunes library and now want to delete them. So I've unchecked them and removed from my iPad manually. However, it does not have any effect."
- "How do I delete movies that had to be downloaded from my Mac?"
- "How to delete unwanted iTunes movies?"
Delete Movie from iTunes

If you are not satisfied with content that you bought from the iTunes Store, then you can remove it manually with the following operations. Actually, it is a good habit to delete movies from iTunes routinely.

If you are not sure whether you would watch it, you can transfer those files to other external hard drive or cloud storage first. Because too many downloaded videos or TV shows will slow down the speed of your operating system.

To solve these problems, this article will tell you how to delete a movie from iTunes account on different platforms. You can read and take the certain method to delete a movie or TV show that you no longer want to keep quickly. As a result, removing a movie and TV show episode from iTunes is a good way to free up much more space. No matter which reason you hold, just read and follow.

Part 1: How Do I Delete a Movie TV Show I Bought on iTunes

In spite of movies and TV shows, you can delete podcasts from iTunes, as well as videos, audio books and other purchased items. Remember to update iTunes to the latest version whenever you use it.

Step 1. Launch iTunes

Open iTunes on your Windows or Mac. Choose "Library" on the top left corner. Later, choose "Movies" or "TV Shows" option in the left panel. You can click "List" to access all your downloaded and purchased movies and TV shows.

Step 2. Delete a movie or TV show from iTunes

Choose any movie or TV show you want to delete from iTunes. Then select "Delete" and "Move to Trash" to confirm to delete a movie from iTunes on Mac or PC. Of course, you can delete TV shows from iTunes library with the similar operation as well.

Delete a movie or TV show from iTunes

After that, empty the trash to delete movies from iTunes on MacBook Pro or Windows permanently. Therefore, its space will be available on the hard drive again. If you do not use iTunes, then you can delete movies in Finder by choosing "All My Files" as well. If you want to quickly delete duplicates in iTunes, click here.

Part 2: How Do I Remove a Movie TV Show from My iPhone

For people who have downloaded movies or TV shows onto any Apple device, here is the complete guide of how to delete a movie from iTunes on iPhone.

Step 1. View all movies and TV shows in TV app

Open TV or Videos app on your iPhone. Then click "Library" at the bottom to switch to library mode. You can see TV shows under "Recently Purchased Shows" category. After that, click "See All" option to access all movies and TV shows on iPhone.

Step 2. Delete movies from iPhone using iTunes

Find and select the movie or TV show you want to delete from iPhone. Click "Downloaded" option below. Then you can see a notification saying "Do you want to remove this download from your iPhone?". Choose "Remove Download" to delete a purchased movie or TV show from iPhone.

Delete movies from iPhone using iTunes

Actually, you can delete TV shows from iTunes on iPad with the above operations too. If the "Downloaded" folder is empty, then it means you have not downloaded any video to your iOS device before.

Part 3: How to Delete Movies TV Shows in Settings APP

If you want to delete movies from iTunes with Settings app, then you should turn off syncing in iTunes in advance. Just use a lighting USB cable to plug iPhone into iTunes and uncheck the "Sync" option. Later, do as the following steps show.

Step 1. View movies or TV shows

Turn on your iPhone and open "Settings" app. Then choose "General" option. Scroll down and click "iPhone Storage" to see all available applications. Now you can choose "Videos" or "TV" to move on.

Step 2. Delete movies from iTunes on iPhone Settings

Click "Review iTunes Videos" to access all downloaded video files. If you cannot find this option, then it indicates that you do not have anything downloaded to your Apple device. At last, select the movie, TV show or episode you want to remove, swipe left and click the red "Delete" button.

Delete movies from iTunes on iPhone Settings

In addition, you can also delete songs from iTunes on iPhone, iPad or iPod Settings with those steps simply. Well, it is quite easy to remove downloaded video files. As for iTunes Store movie rentals, there is no need to worry about. Because they will be deleted at the end of the rental period automatically.

Surely, if you accidentally deleted some movie, you could restore iTunes in this post.


These are three common ways you can take to delete a movie from iTunes on iPhone or Mac. In another word, you are able to manage purchased and downloaded movies through iTunes, Videos app and Settings directly.

Well, if you just worry about your privacy, then you can hide purchased TV shows or movies in iTunes within few clicks. To be more specific, when you access purchased iTunes files, click "X" on the top left corner of the item's image. Later, the selected item would be hidden in iTunes.

That is all for how to delete TV movies and shows from iTunes. Hope this guide can help you delete a movie from iTunes on iPhone or Mac PC successfully. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any difficulty. Moreover, you can share your experience of deleting a movie or TV show in the comments below.

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