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

(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.

YouTube added 3,000 full-length movies, available for rental, yesterday.
YouTube added 3,000 full-length movies, available for rental, yesterday.   (Youtube)
The YouTube homepage appears on a screen in Washington on September 3, 2010.
The YouTube homepage appears on a screen in Washington on September 3, 2010.   (Getty Images)
  (YouTube)
Actress Penelope Cruz 's star is seen after she is being honored by a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on April 1, 2011.
Actress Penelope Cruz 's star is seen after she is being honored by a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on April 1, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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