Youtube: 3000 movies added for online rental in the US

Video on Demand service adds Hollywood studios to library

But when will it come to the UK?

The on-demand movie war is heating up, with one of the web’s biggest forces now upping the ante; Youtube has struck up a deal with major Hollywood studios to allow users in the US to rent any of a 3000-strong library of films on demand. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers and NBC Universal are among those that are part of the new service, which is live now.


Among the lineup of recent films on offer are Inception, The King’s Speech, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet and Despicable Me. There are also plenty of older and classic titles too, though, ranging from the Harry Potters to, Goodfellas, Caddyshack, Scarface, and Taxi Driver.

On top of that, Youtube is boasting of intertwined extra features adding to the experience: “Discover a universe of related remixes, clips, and behind the scenes footage with YouTube Movie Extras,” reads the official line.

So what’s the word on price? Well, each rental will cost around $2.99 (roughly £1.80), but brand new releases may be slightly higher. There’s no word on whether Youtube will be bringing the service to the UK, but in the meantime there are still the 400 creative commons and classic movies on offer on the website’s movies section.

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