Where to Watch Online Movies

by Jintien C
YouTube offers movie rentals in the U.K. now. It tries to put on different variety of movies to its users. According to Matteo Vallone, YouTube business product manager wrote, “we’ve got some cracking films to keep everyone entertained through the upcoming winter months and beyond.” YouTube movie rentals price is from $0.99 to $3.99, but some of them are free of charge. When you make the purchase, you have 48-hour period to access that movie. YouTube also has a feature that helps you find movie that you may be interested in.

I think YouTube movie rental is pretty good idea. It puts all the movie contents in its databases. When users or customers make requests, these movies get played. On the business side, YouTube will help its company to generate more revenue besides from web advertisement. Although its price is around $3.99 per rental, Netflix has $7.99 a month deal that you can watch as many as movies you want. I think it all depends on individual ones. If you only want to watch one specific movie and don’t want to spend more than $4 this month, you should go with YouTube movie rentals.

Chloe Albanesius. (2011, October 7). Youtube launches movie rentals in the u.k.. Retrieved from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394330,00.asp

4 thoughts on “Where to Watch Online Movies”

  1. That’s actually a really neat idea. As a Netflix user, I can personally tell you how frustrating it is to have a thousand movies available but all the “good” new releases are never on instant watch. And this usually means you have to pay an extra fee to get actual movies through the mail. I am not saying Netflix isn’t great but it could be better. I just think the prices YouTube is offering are a little too much. Especially because you can get so many movies for free from other places.

  2. I guess it would really depend on the content offered, there are many other internet services avaliable to users (netflix, blockbuster, even amazon) who have existing experience in this field. i think its great that YouTube (Google) tried their hand at doing movie rentals, but i think that people see youtube as a free service in which they post videos about their everyday lives. im not so sure that they will embrace it as a legitimate rental service

  3. I think that youtube is trying to compete in the movie industry because a lot of people are streaming movie, now these days. People try to find movies through youtube because the company is well-known and it is free. I guess they want to make money by renting them online.

  4. I think Netflix had the right idea in the beginning but once the companies it was getting its movies from noticed how much money it was making and how much money they were being swindled out of, netflix was forced to changed it’s business plan. Now that Netflix is getting more and more expensive as the months go by, cheap alternatives that were once not even considered competition, like blockbuster, redbox, and even youtube, started to get more popular and began to take away from Netflix’s business. It’s a risky business where not too many can survive in so it will be interesting to see who’s left a few years from now.

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