Google’s YouTube has expanded its movie rentals service by adding around 3,000 movies, including some of the latest blockbusters like Inception and The Green Hornet.
The move will definitely allow Google to give stiff competition to Netflix’s movie rental and streaming services.
YouTube has been offering online movie rentals since 2009 but has lately decided to improve on it in a bid to provide more content to its users, which will ultimately lead to more revenue streams.
Users will be able to rent and stream movies using their YouTube or Google account on any device. The company plans to add new movies in the coming weeks.
“In addition to the hundreds of free movies available on the site since 2009, you will be able to find and rent some of your favourite films. From memorable hits and cult classics like Caddyshack, Goodfellas, Scarface, and Taxi Driver to blockbuster new releases like Inception, The King’s Speech, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet and Despicable Me,” YouTube said in a blog post (opens in new tab).
The company has also included YouTube Movie Extras feature on many movie pages that offer behind the scenes videos, parodies, cast interviews and clips. Users will also be able to read reviews from film review website Rotten Tomatoes before they decide to rent a movie.