Looks like Google Play has just started rolling out the option to purchase movies in Australia, it’s not available via the Google Play Web Store as yet but the Android App is showing the Buy option for a number of movies, prices range from $19.99 for The Raid up to $24.99 for The Avengers but there appears to be no rhyme or reason as to why at this stage. There are some older movies available for as little as $7.99 such as Nowhere to Run as well if you search hard enough.
At this stage there has been no official announcement from Google Australia either via their Blog or their Google+ page but we can only speculate that this could have been part of the ‘Playground is Open’ event that was scheduled to start in a couple of hours before Hurricane Sandy interrupted proceedings. There is still no access to Google Music or TV Shows as yet but we can only hope they may come soon.
We’ll be monitoring this in the morning when hopefully Google updates their blog and Google+ feed with some further information, until then see which movies you can find and let us know in the comments.