Google offering movie rentals on Android Market

In the second big bit of news from Google today, they are now offering movie rentals from the Anroid Market. Earlier we reported about Google Music Beta and now we have some details about this new option allowing users to rent titles and stream to any device . The prices start at $1.99, but most of the films are offered for $3.99. Not only can usesers stream movies, they can “pin” a title for download in the background to enjoy later.

The service is currently available to downoad to browsers, but it's coming soon for Android tablets and phones. Honeycomb 3.1 will be the first tablet app which is heading out to the Xoom soon. Phones running 2.2 are said to be getting it “in a few weeks.” Check out the Android Market and check out the movies available.

My currentl Android phone has a small screen and not that great of a resolution, so I will not be using this until I upgrade my phone. The new Samsung tablet is looking pretty sweet with a 10 inch screen, which would perfect for watching movies on the go.

What are your thoughts on this service?

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