Android and Me

New Movie Rentals on Android Market announced by Google

3 years ago 13

Jealous of the iPhone folks that can rent movies straight from iTunes? Well, Google has just announced that you will now be able to rent movies through the Android Market. Chris, from Android Services, has demonstrated how it operates, and it works very conveniently, even for those that have more than one device.

Once you have rented the movie (which is priced competitively, starting at $1.99), it will be available for watching straight from your Android device (Chris tested it with a phone and a tablet, with the same movie, alternating from one device to the other). The service worked perfectly during Chris’ demonstration, and it seems like this will be a very entertaining service. He also demonstrates “pinning,” which would allow you to “download” these movies, in order to watch them without an internet connection. Now, the Movies site doesn’t seem to be live yet (or at least it does not work for me), but it should go up soon.

We do wonder how popular this would be, though, so let us know what you think. Who will be renting movies from the Android Market? Especially now that other companies offer similar services, and for a wider spectrum (more platforms and operating systems). What do you say? Are you excited to use this service?