YouTube’s movie rental service edges closer

The online video giant bags a bunch of Hollywood big shots to bring you silver screen blockbusters on demand

If your brain hasn’t rotted from an overdose of ridiculous animal compilations, you may recall that YouTube has been planning a movie streaming service for some time.

The gloves are expected to come off, possibly as early as this week, in a fight that will pit the Google-owned online streaming site against the likes of iTunes. With big names including Warner, Universal and Sony all confirmed to have signed up we can expect to see some decent flicks heading our way soon.

No word on pricing or mobile device compatibility as of yet, but we’d like to think it’ll be cheaper than a bag of extortionate cinema popcorn.


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