Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts app offering “Hugo” and “Home Alone” for free

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Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts app–which is released annually—is finally getting to the more robust offerings such as movies and TV shows. The application offers customers a free gift every day for 12 days after Christmas. Up until now, the app has offered select songs from artists Lorde and Justin Timberlake, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 book, and an episode of ABC TV’s, Once Upon a Time. Now, Apple is offering customers Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film,Hugo, to iTunes users in the United States and Canada, while international users of the app will get the Christmas classic, Home Alone.

Personally, I would prefer to get Home Alone for free, as I’ve watched the movie every Christmas since it was released back in 1999 (and even met the star of the movie, McCauley Culkin, on more than one occasion). However, it seems Apple is limiting that to international customers only.

Users don’t have to download the free offerings directly through the the 12 Days of Gifts app, as it is also available via the iTunes Store on the Mac, PC or iOS device. This means that for the rare few who don’t own a Mac or an iOS device of any sort, you can download the movie on your PC as well.

It’s great that customers are able to get a number of free items from Apple, especially during the holiday season. However, it is also beneficial for the company to offer select movies, TV shows, apps, and music, as customers are likely to purchase more media from iTunes if they like the selection of movies and TV shows.

12 Days of Gifts is available as a free download for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in the App Store.

Via [Cult of Mac]

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