Google Play is one of many services being injected with movies and TV shows by Twentieth Century Fox.
Google announced on Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring the studio's movie and TV episode portfolio to Google Play and Yahoo. What that means for Google customers is that they now have access to over 600 titles that they can purchase and rent, and watch on their favorite Android device.
To celebrate, customers can purchase Fox's new release of Prometheus in HD for less than $15, available just three weeks ahead of the Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand release. Additioinal new releases this year will include Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Watch, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. All releases will also be available in UltraViolet.
Over the next few weeks customers will be able to rent or own movies like X-Men, Ice Age and Black Swan, and TV shows like "Glee," "Modern Family," "New Girl" and many more.
"These new titles will be available first in the U.S., and we’ll be bringing them to more countries soon," said Jonathan Zepp, Manager of TV & Film Content Partnerships. "We’re now working with all six of the major film studios and many independent studios to bring you the best new releases and your favorite classics to rent or own."
Fox's Google Play initiative is part of the company's Digital HD service which launched on Tuesday. Other services getting an injection of Fox-based media include Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU, and Xbox Live.
"Digital HD combines four key benefits into one offering with earlier access to new releases, attractive pricing, cloud storage and availability across multiple devices," Fox said on Tuesday. "Whether the plan involves watching Fox movies on connected HDTVs in your living room, or on your tablet or smartphone on the run, Digital HD offers up versatility and convenience."
Mary Daily, President of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, said that Digital HD is being offered in more than 50 countries. "Digital HD is a brand that will define the convenience and selection that digital ownership brings," she said. "Over time, Digital HD will embody the benefits of HD quality and the ultimate all-access pass to the best in entertainment."
Does this mean we can download a digital copy of Star Wars now? We'll take that in the original vintage 1977 version, please. CGI ruins the taste.