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This article was published on May 10, 2011


Google I/O: You can now rent movies from the Android market

Google I/O: You can now rent movies from the Android market
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at Google I/O, 5,000 plus people watched in the room and 110 cities tuned in from places like Cairo, Egypt, where it’s 2AM in the morning. Just announced at Google I/O, Android users can now rent movies from the Android market on the web, on the tablet and on your mobile phone, choosing from thousands of movies, competitively priced $1.99 -$3.99.

On the tablet: “Pinning Movies” on the XOOM tablet means they are automatically in the background, downloaded to your device. Playback includes an HD experience. Once you start watching you have 24 hours to complete your movie.

On mobile: Renting movies on your phone will be available in 2 weeks.

Start renting movies on the web here. It appears this is U.S. only for now.

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