Google has announced that its movie streaming service has now launched officially in the UK on Android phones. The films are offered on the Android Market starting from £2.49 each. To start users in the UK will have a library of 1000 films they can rent and stream. Android fans in the UK will need to install the Video app to watch the mobiles and once you purchase a film you can watch it anytime over the first 30 days of purchase.
The rentals are also available online from the Android Market as well. The rented films will be offered on any device that the user can log into during the rental. That means you can watch it on your Android smartphone, Android tablet, office computer, and the HTPC at home.
If you are an Android fan in the US, you have been able to rent and stream movies from Google via the Android Market for a long time. If you were an Android user in the UK the only way you could stream those rentals is by using a hack. We talked about that hack to let the streaming work in the UK back in August. You no longer need to hack things to rent movies on your Android device right from the Android Market in the UK.