Google has struck a deal with MGM to add more than 600 titles for rent to YouTube and Google Play users in the US and Canada. MGM joins five of the six major studios and over ten independent movie studios, currently offering movies for rent on YouTube and Google Play.
Noting a recent IHS Screen Digest study that predicts online movie watching in the US will double during 2012 and will make up the majority of people’s home entertainment viewing, YouTube says in a blog post that thanks to MGM, users will be able to join in this trend and grab its movies online and on the go. “From timeless love stories like West Side Story and Moonstruck, to sci-fi action films like The Terminator and Robocop, to modern classics like Rain Man and Rocky, you can now rediscover MGM’s moviemaking magic on Google Play and YouTube,” says Jonathan Zepp, Manager of TV/Film Content Partnerships.
“Thanks to our new partnership, you can now discover, share and watch MGM’s classic films on YouTube and Google Play. And keep checking back as more MGM titles will be added in the weeks ahead” he recommends.