YouTube signed deals with major Hollywood studios including Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment to offer Hollywood movies on YouTube on a rental basis. This service is available only in the United States.
The rental has a mix of recent Hollywood blockbusters, independent and foreign movies for 99 cents up to $3.99 each. Most of the movies are priced around $2.99. In addition, hundreds of movies are made available for free viewing as with other clips.
U.S. YouTube users can upgraded their YouTube accounts and then pay to watch a movie, which they have 30 days to begin viewing. Once users begin watching the movie, they typically have 24 hours to finish.
YouTube Movie Extras provides behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, parodies and remixes made by YouTube users. The movies will be made available in YouTube for rent, at the same time as DVD releases.
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