One of the big drawbacks of having an Android device is sometimes the lack of quality content. It is hard to sift out the good apps from the heaps of bad ones. When you have an Android tablet it is often bundled with music or movie companies you have never heard of and most of them have a lackluster selection. However, Android tablets got a boost today with the announcement that Google is launching a movie rental business within the Android Market.
Google is certainly hoping to compete against Apple with its strong content delivery system and already beat its competition to the punch with the annoucnement today of its cloud based music storage system. The Movie rental business is running in paralell to its new Youtube Rental system that allows you to rent most new releases for a nominal fee. This is great, because most low end tablets do not have access to the Google Android Market, but do have access to Youtube. So whether you have a cheap tablet with no features or a high end one, you can tap into Google’s Movie Rental business.
To take advantage of the Movie Rental system you need at least an Android 2.2 device, and it will come bundled with tablets that run the Android 3.1 update going in next week for the Motorola Xoom and other devices.
When you rent a movie you have 30 days to watch it, and once you do you have a 24 window period to re-watch it. The average price for HD movies is around $4.99 which makes it more affordable then most TV providers PPV fees.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.