Google Play Movies Debut in India: Will You Spend Rs 120 to Rent a Movie?


It was only in the last month that Google introduced Books on the Play Store in India and so soon the country has received the movie rentals and purchase service. India is the 13th country to get the access to the Movies service and consumers can rent/buy a movie right from the Play Store starting today.

As of now, Holywood and Bollywood films are available on Play Store of which some are HD and some others are SD. Google has debuted the Movies service on both web and mobile versions making it convenient for the consumers.


It has to be noted that the announcement of Play Movies availability in India comes a couple of days after the official release of the Nexus 7 tablet into the nation via the Play Store. Apart from Movies and Device Sales, Play Store also has the e-Books service as mentioned above. As compared to the other countries, the Music and Magazines service is yet to make its presence in India and it is speculated to come in the coming weeks.

Google Play Movies Debut in India: Will You Spend Rs 120 to Rent One?

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Movies can be streamed over Wi-Fi or 3G via Play store on the device or on a computer. Users can also download movies to their Android device for offline viewing via the Play Movies app. Purchased movies and TV shows can be downloaded on five devices at one time, while movie rentals can be downloaded to one device at a time.

And, when downloaded, streaming of the movie rental will be disabled on the user's computer and any other devices. If one removes the download of the movie rental on the device, it gets re-enabled for streaming or for downloading onto additional devices.

When it comes to pricing, users will have to pay an average of Rs 120 to rent a movie and around Rs 500. These are approximate figures and they vary based on the movies. Instead of spending Rs 120 for renting a movie, users can definitely afford to watch one in a decent high-tier theater with all the advanced sound effects. Hence, will you pay Rs 120 to rent a movie from Google Play? Let us know in the comments section below.

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