‘The Office’ returns to iTunes!

From Engadget’s coverage of this morning’s Apple presentation:

Just in time for couch season, Apple has busted out iTunes 8 with a slew of new features, like the Genius sidebar. Also, NBC is back on board with its lineup of TV shows. According to Jobs, The Office is coming back, Monk, Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock… and they’re coming back in HD.

UPDATE: download Fun Run for FREE (next two weeks only)! And that’s both the standard AND high-definition versions!

You can purchase Seasons 1-4 now: Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4

Other links: Engadget article | NBC press release

Tipsters: Joe, that1guypictures


  1. OMG! I am about to move to Austria and now I have a way to keep watching. No more worries about Office withdrawal! :)

  2. Certainly good news, but now that they have it streaming on Hulu and NBC.com for free there will probably be less demand. Nonetheless, very cool I’ll be able to put season 5 on my iPod!

    I guess we all can be friends after all, right NBC?

  3. This is great to hear! It made no sense that there are plenty of customers who are willing to pay 2 dollars every week to watch The Office on their computers/iPods, then NBC decides to take that away. Hooray for business cooperation!

  4. Re: #1 They may only offer the shows in the iTunes U.S. Store. Or if they do offer them to int’l iTunes stores, it would only be the episodes that have already aired in that country.

    Case in point, we can’t get BBC shows that haven’t aired in the U.S., in the U.S. iTunes store. Sorry I am kind of a downer, just managing people’s expectations.

    BUT hopefully if tied to a U.S. credit card, you can continue to purchase from the U.S. store no matter where in the world you are!

  5. Re: #6 – You make a good point. It is possible to change what store you’re shopping from in iTunes. For example, I’ve been in Germany before and purchased something from the US store.

    So, here’s hoping…

  6. “Do you agree to waste every Friday lunch this fall watching The Office in HD from the iTunes store?”

    “Absolutely I do.”

  7. I’m very, very excited about this! Yay! What stinks is that we likely can’t buy episodes from previous seasons but this is VERY exciting.

  8. It’s nice to have Office and 30 Rock back on iTunes. However, I’m wondering WHEN. It may be a few weeks, because it’s not up today on iTunes 8.0.
    The other question is whether the episodes will be 1080p or 720p, since there’s a HUGE difference!
    If it’s $2.99 per episode for a 1080p that’s a steal, if it’s 720p it’s a little pricey. Either way, I’ll be curious to see if all 4 seasons of the Office will be presented in HD…since no Blu-Ray release is on the horizon. Either way, it’ll be nice to have the Office back on iTunes/iPhone/iPod…AND with no writers strike this should be a great year!

  9. Can we find Hunter’s deeply moving track, “That One Night” on itunes? It really speaks to the heart…

  10. I am almost in tears. I am so happy. I’ve missed watching The Office on my iPod while on the train. I love having it on my computer to call it up whenever I want. Yay!

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