Android Market Movie Rental Announced at Google I/O

    May 10, 2011
    Chris Crum

Google let the Android announcements fly at rapid fire pace today at Google I/O, and we’ll be looking at them individually. You can see the Google Music news here.

One of the announcements is the launch of movie rentals via the Android Market, which follows yesterday’s news of expanded movie rentals from YouTube.

There’s a new movies tab in the Android market (accessible from Android devices and from the web). The selection looks quite similar to the YouTube offerings:

Android Market Gets Movies

When the company announced the YouTube news, it said it has formed new partnerships with NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. This is in addition to standing partnerships with Lionsgate, Starz, The Weinstein Company, and Magnolia Pictures (among others), making up a total of over 6,000 titles.

To rent/watch Android Market movies, your Android device will need to be running version 2.2 or greater.