YouTube Starts Movie Rentals
3K movies from around the world now available
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2011 4:24 AM CDT
YouTube added 3,000 full-length movies, available for rental, yesterday.   (Youtube)

(Newser) – While clips of cute kittens, backyard wrestling, and teenage lip-syncers are fascinating, YouTube has decided to beef up its online offerings with something a little ... lengthier: It added 3,000 real movies to rent yesterday. The movie service includes new titles and classics from Hollywood, Bollywood, and even Nigeria's Nollywood. Films cost between 99 cents and $3.99, and users have 30 days to watch their rentals. For more details, check out the story at Reuters.

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May 10, 2011 7:12 AM CDT
The reuter's piece says this is available only in the US, but there is an interesting selection of free movies available outside North America.
May 10, 2011 6:54 AM CDT
This is advertising masquerading as news How about we let filthy rich corporations be responsible for disseminating information about their products and services. To begin with Youtube can't even get the basics right. When I'm watching a video their server should be able to supply me with better than a 300k bit stream that causes the video to pause every 15 seconds to buffer. Youtube is the equivalent of the Bush admin. They can't do anything right.
May 10, 2011 4:49 AM CDT
Cool, but I doubt those prices will earn them any fame!