If it's not Apple
, it's Google
clogging up the rumor mill pipeline.
Recently, the search giant has been at the center of rumors that they
could be launching a new music service to compete with iTunes, and now,
The New York Post is reporting that Google may be considering the
opening of a YouTube subscription-based movie service in the UK. The
site is being pretty quiet about how they received this information, but
they certainly seem sure of it. And honestly, it's not that hard to
believe. Google's been looking to branch out and compete in burgeoning
tech areas for some time, as evidenced by the advent of Google TV and
Reportedly, Google has been talking to movie studios for months now, and
they are hoping to bring the service first to Europe (UK in particular)
before bringing it to America. A trial run overseas, if you will. If
Google's able to get the plan rolling, they'll be competing directly
with Amazon, who just picked up the UK streaming service LoveFilm.
Google taking on Amazon? Sounds like a fun war to watch.
Now, the real question: would YouTube's performance pick up any if major films were to be streamed on it?