YouTube Joins the Movie Renters Club, Store Now Open
Earlier this week, news broke that Hulu is flirting with a subscription based service called Hulu Plus, which will deliver more extensive content for a $9.95 monthly subscription. Perhaps more appealing is YouTube's quiet rollout today of its online video rental store.
That's right, you can now rent from a fairly wide variety of flicks on YouTube. Prices range from $0.99 to $3.99, which is handled through Google Check-out, and you have up to 48 hours to watch the rented title. This isn't a totally new venture for YouTube -- the streaming service experimented with select Sundance Film Festival movies earlier this year -- but it is the first time YouTube has jumped into the online rental business with both feet.
Check out the store here, which includes movies like "3:10 to Yuma," "Brothers," the "Saw" series, and a whole bunch more. Anyone plan on renting anything?