Google Launches New Paid Film Rentals in the UK

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has finally brought a collection of Hollywood blockbusters to the UK, thanks to a full launch of a new collection of paid film rentals over on its UK Movies site.

The rental service includes relatively recent big-budget releases like The Dark Knight, plus a large range of classics, like Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club and Taxi Driver. Rental prices range from between £2.49 and £3.49, with Google saying there are "over a thousand" titles up there for us to watch now.

Once you've paid for a rental, you're granted 30 days to start watching a film, then 48-hours to get through the whole thing. There are no "HD" claims here, though -- file resolutions are a maximum 480p at the moment. [Movies via YouTube]