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Google Play And YouTube To Rent 600 MGM Titles

Google is looking to expand its cinematic horizons by announcing a partnership with Metro Goldwyn Mayer, introducing 600 of its titles to Google Play.

Film lovers will now have the opportunity to rent out a selection of the studio's most esteemed films, including classics such as "Rain Man", "Thelma and Louise" plus "Get Shorty".

"If there's one consistent opening image moviegoers around the world know and equate with great cinema, it's [MGM's] Roaring Lion (a clip that has over 1 million views on YouTube)," wrote Jonathan Zepp, manager of TV and film content partnerships at YouTube. "For nearly 90 years, MGM has brought some of the best and most memorable films to the silver screen."

Recently Google joined forces with Paramount Pictures, giving moviegoers the chance to rent out 600 of the studio's most popular titles. Currently, the web giant now offers over 9,000 movies for hire from Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal, Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Brothers, including works from independent studios such as Lionsgate Films, Magnolia, Starz, and The Weinstein Company.

However, the service is only available for those in the US and Canada - but it shouldn't be too long before it arrives on our side of the Atlantic.

Source: PCMag (opens in new tab)

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and previously wrote for ITProPortal, with experience on TheNextWeb, UKFast, WorldRemit, Virgin Media, Google, and more.