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Google has announced through the Google Australia blog that we now have access to movie rentals. They have an Android App available to install through the Google Play Store and also a Youtube page as well. New release movies start at $5.99 for standard definition they also offer high definition versions for $6.99 with library titles in standard definition for $3.99 and $4.99 for high definition.

The movies on offer come from a pretty nice selection of distributors including The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Village Roadshow Pictures and Lionsgate, as well as from local distributors such as Roadshow Films, Icon Film Distribution, Madman Entertainment, Hopscotch and Transmission Films. Google also intends to add more content over the course of the year so keep an eye out.

For most movies you rent, you will have 30 days to begin watching it and once you start watching the movie, you’ll have 48 hours to finish it. Can I just say this is something I’ve been really keen to get access to, ideally I’d love to see Google giving us access to a subscription based service but at this stage I’ll take what I can get. Check out the Google Play Movies page for info on the movies available. Now, we just need access to Google Music.

One Caveat to this, if you have a rooted Android device, No Google Play Movies for you.

Source: Google Australia Blog.