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Who rents or buys movies from google?
I have hulu (not keeping it) Netflix and vudu (not on device of course)
Vudu and Amazon are always having weekend specials on movies. If the items are the same price I would rather rent from google but alas google has not built the app for my samsung blueray player or panasonic tv. :-( Plus amazon is always pushing book and movie specials in marketing. Google should do the same.
N ot sure how to rent a movie you have X days to start ir and X hours to finish watching it when you start it. However how can you just download it without starting it?
- 08-27-2012, 04:01 AM #2
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I don't make a habit of renting movies since I don't watch a lot of TV as it is and I already have a ton of stuff recorded on my MythTV box that I haven't watched. However since Google are (or were) having a bank holiday special (in the UK at least) with some movies for 99p, I decided to give it a shot, rented RED and watched it on my Nexus 7.
I did download it first, and that was achieved simply by tapping the "pin" icon on the movie in Play Movies, it still gave me a warning when actually starting the movie telling me that if I started the movie I would only have 48 hours to watch it, so you can download first without worrying about your watching time starting.
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- 08-27-2012, 11:33 AM #3
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- 08-27-2012, 02:08 PM #4
I don't rent movies from Google Play. Matter of fact, I recently cancelled streaming Netflix. The selection is way too spotty for my liking. I kept Netflix through the mail, though. One app that I do like lately is Crackle. Now I can watch Seinfeld for free, whenever I want. Hopefully Google's selection will get better over time. Pretty sure it will.
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- 08-27-2012, 02:40 PM #6
At the moment I have horrible Internet speeds, but I don't complain because it's free.
Having such low speeds I shy away from watching movies. However, I've been catching up with a tv series , One Upon a Time, via Google play and have enjoyed the experience.
At $1.99 an episode I'll probably only watch 1 or 2 more before buying the DVD.
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- 08-27-2012, 03:07 PM #7
Re: Who rents or buys movies from google?
I rent movies from the play store from time to time. I have a place out in the woods that has no cable TV. As an easy way to entertain the wife, I rent movies from google and "pin them to my device". I use an HDMI cable to attach my device to the TV and we can watch the movies as if I had the DVD.
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