Rumours on Google's plan to start movie rental service on YouTube have been surfaced way back in 2010. As expected, YouTube's timely announcement came with more offers to the user. YouTube said that it expanded the movie rental service with the addition of 3,000 titles from major Hollywood studios.
YouTube movie rental service will be available in United States and soon may be extended to other regions. Along with the full length movies, YouTube Movie Extras offers free behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, parodies, clips and remixes from YouTube"s unique community of content creators. The movie pages also include reviews, so that users can read critics comments before watching the movie.
The movie rental service includes classic movies like Caddyshack, Goodfellas, Scarface, and Taxi Driver to blockbuster new releases like Inception, The King"s Speech, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet and Despicable Me. It is expected that Hollywood studio giants like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures will offer their films through YouTube movie rental service.
"Six years ago, there were also two types of video: video you watched on your TV, and video you watched on your laptop," said Salar Kamangar, Head of YouTube, in YouTube Blog. "Today there"s increasingly just video, and it"s available everywhere: on a phone, a tablet, a laptop or a television screen, in your office, on your couch, in a cab," he further added.
YouTube said that the movies are available to rent at industry standard pricing, and can be watched with YouTube account on any computer. Experience the new YouTube movie rental service by clicking here.