Google Play, YouTube to rent 600 MGM titles

Google is quickly boosting the number of film titles available for rent on YouTube and Google Play, the software store that services Android mobile devices.

Google is trying to make a video destination out of the revamped Android Market, now known as Google Play.


The company announced today that a pact with Metro Goldwyn Mayer will bring 600 of the famed studio's movies to Google Play, the software store that services Android mobile devices. The treasure trove of film includes such hits as "Rain Main," "Get Shorty" and "Thelma and Louise."

YouTube's premium rental service will also receive access to the same titles. Google typically charges between $1.99 and $3.99 for film rentals.

Google is likely to add the option to buy films on Google Play as soon as this summer, movie-industry sources told CNET last month. The old Android Market was struggling to persuade users to spend money via the service.

In recent weeks, Google has renamed the service and added some spiffy new upgrades.Among those are several new licensing deals.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Microsoft leaves Apple in the dust with tablet and laptop innovation in 2015

Will there be one Apple Ring to rule them all? That's what a patent application says. Plus, building the thinnest gadget isn't innovation anymore and Apple just got a reality check from Microsoft.

by Brian Tong