YouTube Expands Online Rental Section with Thousands of Full Length Movies

Paul Lilly

Instead of stepping outside for a coffee break when there's a lull at work, YouTube wants you to grab a bag of popcorn and plop yourself in front of your PC. The Google-owned video sharing site today rolled the dice with online rentals and added thousands of of full length feature films from major Hollywood studios to its catalog, provided you reside the U.S. And it's not just old movies that you've seen a hundred times already on VHS.

"In addition to the hundreds of free movies available on the site since 2009, you will be able to find and rent some of your favorite films," YouTube said in a blog post . "From memorable hits and cult classics like Caddyshack, Goodfellas, Scarface, and Taxi Driver to blockbuster new releases like Inception, The King's Speech, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet, and Despicable Me."

YouTube says "movies are available to rent at industry standard pricing," which breaks down to $3.99 for new releases and $2.99 for older flicks. Rentals are available for 24 hours and can be watched on any PC.

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