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Sometimes when I visit friends and don't have my Mac around I still would like to watch some of the movies I purchased on iTunes together with them. How do I do this? Can I share movies with others just as I can share Apps?

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You can authorize up to five computers to use your iTunes account. If you have not used all five computers and you trust these friends, you could authorize their computer on your account, watch your movie, and then de-authorize the computer.

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I dont think this answer is correct. Even if I authorized another computer (of a friend) he needs to have my password to make purchases from the itunes store. However, the movies I bought can be watched (after authorization) without a password. – user34425 Nov 9 '12 at 15:25
I have already used all five computers. – bitbonk Feb 4 '13 at 10:41

Yes, you can.

Even if your friend's computers are authorized they would still need your password to purchase movies.

If you have used all of your 5 authorized computers you will have to either remove them from each individual computer via iTunes:

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Or, log into your account and deauthorize all the computers at once: enter image description here

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