YouTube ships movie rental service to UK
Take to hire ground?
YouTube has brought its movie rental service across the pond to Blighty.
The website now offers over 1000 full-length films to stream, from golden oldies like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Weird Science to new releases such as Hanna and Fast Five.
The majority of flicks cost either £2.50 or £3.50 for a 48-hour pass and buyers have 30 days to start watching the content.
It's not all scraping away at the wallet, though. Classics such as Nosferatu and Vampyr, to more modern favourites, such as Revolver and Wild Things, are all up for grabs at no cost whatsoever.
Have an explore over at YouTube Movies for the full line-up.
Now please excuse me - I have a free date in a swimming pool with Neve Campbell and Denise Richards. Where's the champers? ®
Why are all these half arsed streaming services so over priced?
Crap selection and cost more than renting the disc from Blockbusters (or as mentioned already can be bought in the bargain bin for).
You can get most of those on DVD for around 1.99 each.
One should be able to search for any content (audio, video, whatever), be offered a range of prices from various providers, select what one wants then listen / watch / whatever accordingly.
At the moment the best approximation to such service is NOT available in any one place supported by copyright holders. Hmm, do I sense a gap in the market that is about to be filled, or is all this stuff already available, just without the owners on board?
Maybe we should all just wait and not consume anything until it's all sorted out?
I certainly can't be arsed to waddle down to my local dvd rental parlour of an evening and read the back of the box to see what's available - err no signal on the phone, gotta go outside to "bing" the title or whatever.
what if your youtube account is banned?
Just wondering what google`s strartegy is. My YouTube account was `permanently disbaled` about 5 years ago with the login email linked to my current gmail account (and seemingly not able to unlink them). Now of course it is easy enough to set up a new email and youtube account using that - but seeing as my Google+ and facebook and website email accounts are linked into Gmail I`m not sure I could be bothered signing out of gmail everytime i wanted to go to youtube and watch a video - not very helpful with their google+ social netwrk either I should think - seeing as nearly all the content that was on my banned youtube account is now available on youtube by the content producers is there any point to their `bans`?
Revolver is free. That's about right.