Google Play may start selling movies this summer

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



1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011


2. android_hitman unregistered

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

3. smartphone

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

It's about damn time!

6. iWallE

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 10, 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.

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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