April 17, 2012 3:32pm
A few weeks after inking a deal with Paramount, Google is back with a new movie studio deal. This time it is MGM, the purveyors of great films such as The Terminator, Rocky and Robocop. The deal is expected to bring over 600 films to YouTube and Google Play Movies in North America, with more coming in the weeks and months.
Though the deal is only for rentals (Google doesn’t yet allow purchases through Google Play), MGM was the final holdout in Google’s growing media content empire, so now it just has to work on bringing quality titles from all the studios to its users.
The Android Market was recently rebranded as Google Play in an attempt to emphasize content besides apps. While Google already rented movies and sold books through its service, they are now prominently displayed when you enter the Google Play app and on play.google.com