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This article was published on March 18, 2015

Gumroad now lets you rent movies directly from content creators

Gumroad now lets you rent movies directly from content creators
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Gumroad, the indie sales platform for digital product sales, now supports video rentals. The new feature allows content creators to offer their films for rent for up to 30 days.

Viewers have a month to begin watching the videos they rent. Once you begin watching a film, it’ll be available to stream for 72 hours. They’ll also receive warnings ahead of the expiry date.

Gumroad rental screen

Of course, you can also offer your video for sale by enabling the option on your product page.

Users can stream videos on Gumroad’s Android and iOS apps, or in a desktop browser. The company launched its mobile apps over the past few months to allow customers to watch content they’d purchased, and this new feature should help creators distribute their work more widely.

Rentals from Gumroad: Enjoy the Show [Gumroad blog]