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Google Play may start selling movies this summer

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Google Play may start selling movies this summer
Google Play, the new name for the Android Market, might sell you movies in the near future, according to multiple sources sharing insights with CNET. Currently, Google Play only allows movie rentals but film industry sources say that purchasing movies is also coming to the second-largest app market.

The reason? Some Hollywood studios might have set a firm condition that Google Play must first sell movies in order to give the option to rent them. The new option could be introduced as soon as this summer.

The possibility for movie sales on Android is tremendous, but for studios this market is important because it clearly has larger margins than rentals. Some people still prefer to have collections of their favorite movies and that’s the market they are aiming at. 

Android in turn is the most popular mobile platform out there with huge untapped potential. Most contemporary Android phones also come with an HDMI port to beam video to an HD TV, and some offer wireless transfers as well.

Now, this is just another evidence that Google Play is undergoing a major transformation. After getting rebranded to Google Play, some of the store’s music features are also to change. How do you like Android’s new app catalog so far?

source: CNET

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 04:17

1. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Awsome

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 04:42 1

2. android_hitman (Posts: 627; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


only in US so not awsome for the rest of the world :(

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 04:59

3. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


still i am pissed at google for changing the name of 'android market' to 'google play'. Market was so much cooler.
One thing i want to know can we share a rented movie with a friend.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 06:08

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


i actually prefer watching movies on my phone.
4.7 inches diagonal from 15 inches distance is like watching a 42 inch TV from 9 feet distance.

anyway, this kind of purchasing could save movie studios in the future

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 08:22 1

5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 861; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


It's about damn time!

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:03 1

6. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Please, dear Easter Bunny, grant my two wishes (or rather please, dear Google):
1. Make a proper store for music, books, magazines and movies to offer an alternative to iTunes and iBookstore ("proper" meaning with more content, cross-platform and worldwide availability).
2. Do finally launch the long-rumoured cloud service, tightly integrated with Android, so that we can stop fiddling with memory cards. They may have some undisputed advantages but internal memory + cloud storage is a cleaner, more streamlined solution.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 14:15

7. paladinkar (unregistered)


If they are going to do this, then Google please, please listen to consumers and get Android Gift Cards out. As it is, the only way to buy someone an app, or song or book is to enter your credit card number into their account..not always convinient or secure. Please, we need these cards.

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