Google's answer to iTunes and very own online video on demand service, Google Play Movies features tens of thousands of movies and TV show episodes for you to rent or buy. From the classics to the latest blockbuster films to trending shows, you'll find them all in one place.
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Google Play Movies has a remarkably extensive library of shows and movies. Users can rent or purchase movies, as well as purchase TV shows by the episode or by the season. Latest releases available on Google Play Movies include Raya and the Last Dragon, Nomadland, and Sound of Metal, to name a few.
Google Play Movies only offers TV shows and movies for rental or purchase. Buying movies can start from $5.99 for SD or $6.99 for HD, while renting can start from $3.99 for SD or $4.99 for HD. For buying shows, episodes usually cost $2.99 for SD and $3.99 for HD. Just like iTunes, there's no rental option for shows in Google Play Movies.
Google recently announced that the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer be available on any Roku set-top box or any Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TV beginning July 15. You can still access any rented or purchased content using Roku devices and the aforementioned smart TVs with the YouTube app.
- No monthly subscription required, pay for what you only watch
- Watch on any computer, mobile or tablet, including Apple devices
- Share content with up to 5 other family members with Family Library
- Bundle movies in digital box sets at a discounted price
From being a small video-sharing site to becoming a global service influencing popular culture, internet trends, and generating internet celebrities, YouTube has since evolved into a giant online video sharing and social media platform that still provides ad-supported free content to its billions of users.
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YouTube has almost everything from music videos, how-to tutorials, product reviews, and even TV shows and movies. The launch of YouTube Premium (previously YouTube Red) has also paved the way for original content via YouTube Originals.
Watching and uploading content on YouTube remains free, although subscribing to YouTube Premium allows you to watch all the videos without ads.
YouTube Premium allows users to download a video for offline viewing. For those with no Premium subscriptions, YouTube offers some ways to download videos through its web service and own apps.
- Uploading and watching videos is free
- Ad-free viewing with YouTube Premium
- Compatible with so many devices
- Features like Video Chapters for easier viewing and bedtime reminders