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YouTube Movie Rentals Launch in the U.K. [Updated]

YouTube MoviesYou don’t need to check the weather forecast to know it’s going to rain this weekend in the U.K. It rains every weekend in the U.K. The temperature is also dropping rapidly, so what are you going to do this weekend? Why not stick the heating on and curl up on the couch with a film from YouTube?

Following its launch in Canada last month, YouTube’s movie rental service has arrived in the U.K. It’s available from today, simply by visiting YouTube.com/movies, and there’s already a huge selection of titles to choose from, with more than 1,000 feature films from Hollywood blockbusters to homegrown flicks.

YouTube says:

“We’ve got some cracking films to keep everyone entertained through the upcoming winter months and beyond. From blockbusters like The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs, to new releases such as Hanna, Fast Five, and Red Riding Hood, and even British classics like Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.”

Prices for each film do vary, but users can expect to pay anything from £2.49 (approx. $3.87) to £3.49 (approx. $5.42). After purchasing, users get 48 hours access to each film, which they can watch on their computer, Google TV, and Android tablets and smartphones.

UPDATE: Support for Google TV and Android devices is still only available to those in the U.S. at this time.

The U.K. is third market to get YouTube Movies, following the U.S. and Canada, and I’m looking forward to trying the service out for myself this weekend.

Are you excited about YouTube Movies coming to the U.K.?

[via The Next Web]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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