Google launches YouTube movies in Canada

Today Google's YouTube launched their movie rental service nationwide across Canada, allowing all Canadians to stream the latest hit blockbusters right to every Canadian laptop, desktop and any other supported streaming service.

YouTube made the announcement today on their blog about the release of their movie rental service, which can already be seen on YouTube.com for many users. With the latest addition for Canadians comes some limitations. Users will be able to rent a 480p (or DVD equivalent) quality video for $4.99, and will be allowed to watch it anytime, anywhere for 30 days. Consumers will also be restricted to just 48 hours of viewing time within that 30 day buy period.

YouTube also offers more than just a video streaming service, but full detailed descriptions of the movie, a cast list, trailers and preview clips, recommended movies, a ton of extras and of course, reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.

YouTube's video rental service should be available for all Canadians effective immediately. Users will also be required to use a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover) for movie rentals, as the service doesn't allow for any other payment methods.

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Shiranui said,
Hmm. $5 to stream on your PC for 48hours or free to watch on any device in perpetuity.
Tough choice.

Want to make sure you understand this, the article says you can watch it anywhere any time for 30 days. the 48 hours thing is basically related to how many times you can watch it within 30 days. if it's an hour long movie you can watch it once a day and not go above the limitation.