MGM: 600 Titles Will be Available for Rent on Google Play and YouTube

    April 16, 2012
    Heather Campobello
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YouTube announced on Sunday that it is partnering with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and will add more than 600 titles for rent to YouTube and Google Play users in the U.S. and Canada.

Paramount also joined a week ago and will be contributing approximately 500 titles.

According to emarketer.com by 2014, 77% of US Internet users will be watching online video content on a monthly basis. Nielsen Wire also reports that watching movies online is growing increasingly popular: “Online video usage in the U.S. is up considerably from the same time last year as time spent viewing video on PC/Mac/laptops from home and work locations increased by 45%.”

The turn in trend might also be the result of increased gas prices. With gas at over four dollars a gallon it is no wonder that people are refraining from driving to their local movie store. Other downsides of renting from a physical store include poor customer service, poorly organized sections that waste the consumer’s time, and the chance that the particular movie one desires to view is out of copies. What a potential waste of money and time.

Thanks to the new partnership you’ll be able to watch movies like West Side Story, The Terminator, and Rocky with the touch of a button.

  • http://3d4pc.blogspot.com ryan newby

    Unreal hope it won’t matter which country you are from for it to work, eg ATM amazon services mainly for USA and aussie is lacking, google bite the comp and let aussies trial it out for free