YouTube is officially in the movie rental business. Well, officially in the movie rental business with regular movies that everyone will want to watch. In other words, they have added titles from studios including NBC Universal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. The movies are priced from $2.99 (though most seem to be $3.99) and can be viewed on your Google TV or your PC. At present Google has added 3,000 movies and have made the promise that more will arrive “over the coming weeks.” Otherwise, nothing all that surprising with the pricing or the viewing period which is 24 hours. Well, more specifically, you have 30 days to begin watching the movie and then 24 hours from the time that you start watching. With that, YouTube movies seems to be a decent setup, that is, as long as you are looking to watch a movie on your PC or are one of the few that purchased and are still using a Google TV.
by Robert Nelson on May 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm
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