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Google Adds 3000 YouTube Movies For Rent

Google has just added 3000 new full-length movies for rent to YouTube. For $1.99, $2.99 or $3.99 per rental, you can get (advertising free)  access to titles such as Epoch, End Game or The Promotion. We could not find any brand new releases, but that could be due to the fact that we did not really try very hard finding any compelling new movies. Not that we are lazy, but YouTube Movies still falls somewhat short to provide a convenient movie watching experience.

There are still plenty of advertising-supported movies available via Crackle, but search results are still mixed up with everything else on YouTube and it take several steps to set your search filters, so you can actually find the movie type you are looking for. And even then you may not be happy with the search result as filters such as "movie" and "longer than 20 minutes" still provide a mix of search results that is just too unorganized when you are looking just to sit down and enjoy a movie. watching a movie is a very passive entertainment experience and we believe that Google still asks for too much interaction.

Netflix does a much better job at delivering a clear movie streaming interface.