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YouTube movie rentals?

09.03.2009by:

You've heard about YouTube offering full-length library titles for free on their site but now, in the interest of actually turning a profit, they're in negotiations with a number of movie studios to offer new release DVD rentals. YouTube (and its parent corporation Google) are in talks with Warner Bros., Sony Pictures and Lionsgate to offer new movies online, some as early as the release date of the DVD. Pricing would be similar to what iTunes or Amazon charges (about $3.99/movie) but pricing and timing are details of the negotiations that have yet to be worked out.

Like Amazon, YouTube movies wouldn't be transferable to an iPod or iPhone. So do you find yourself plunking down $4 to watch CRANK 2 on YouTube? Netflix, Xbox 360 and iTunes seem to cover all the bases I'm looking for when I want to watch a movie so I'm not sure I'd want or need yet another service. The service will reportedly be undergoing internal testing at Google in the coming months and it's unclear when it would roll out to the public.

The big question is whether you'd be interested in paying for movies on YouTube or if you're content just watching guys getting hit in the nuts with a football.

Extra Tidbit: I downloaded the SOUTH PARK movie through Amazon and I don't think I've watched it once.
Source: LA Times

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2:28PM on 09/05/2009
Netflix and redbox can suck a fat one
Netflix and redbox can suck a fat one
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4:25PM on 09/03/2009

Sampson!

Have you seriously never seen the South Park movie?
Have you seriously never seen the South Park movie?
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2:39PM on 09/03/2009
No way!
No way!
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11:54AM on 09/03/2009
why Crank 2 of all movies?
why Crank 2 of all movies?
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10:27AM on 09/03/2009
Netflix wins.
Netflix wins.
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9:40AM on 09/03/2009

Too late to the party

The Red Box DVD $1 renting vending machine pretty much have all these $4 rentals beat. Not to mention with my Netflix, I can stream a bunch of movies to my Xbox.
The Red Box DVD $1 renting vending machine pretty much have all these $4 rentals beat. Not to mention with my Netflix, I can stream a bunch of movies to my Xbox.
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