Android Film Rental Launched In UK

Earlier this month, YouTube extended its film rental offering

to the UK

and now Google has done the same with its Android service.

UK

residents will now be able to rent over 1,000 film titles directly from their

Android smartphone or tablet via a new Video app which can now be downloaded

from the Android Market. The service has been operating in the US

since May.

Like the YouTube variant, the Android service will give film

fans access to films including new releases and films from British studios costing

from £2.49 per film.

Android Film Rental service

As with the YouTube service, users will get 30 days to begin

watching the titles once rented, and 48 hours to complete viewing once started.

Films can also be rented via the web here and users will have access to the title on any device a user is logged

into during the rental period.

This launch follows that of Google Books in the UK

earlier this month and reports suggest Google is almost ready to unveil its

music offering to rival Apple’s iTunes.

While the service is nothing revolutionary, it does at least offer UK film fans the same services available to our US cousins.

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