Android Market branches out again, now carries Movies

Android Market Movies

Similar to the e-book section of the Android Market which was unveiled last February, Google today launched Android Market Movies (U.S. Only) which lets users rent movies in their Web browser, and consume in their browser or on their Android devices. Rentals stay in the user's queue for 30 days and once opened, they can be viewed for 24 hours.

Google says "thousands of movies" can be rented starting at $1.99 today which can be viewed on the various Android devices, or even in Youtube in the user's browser. An update to the Motorola XOOM today will give users a new Movies application that is compatible with the new rental market, and Android 2.2+ devices will get the update "in the coming weeks."

The new section of the Android Market can be visited now at market.android.com/movies.

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