Google Play Movies purchase goes live in Australia and Canada

by: Bams SadewoOctober 29, 2012

Australian folks have been enjoying renting blockbuster titles from Google Play Movies for quite some time, but what’s lacking is the option to pay more (good thing for Google, right?) to purchase them. According to Android Australia, the barrier may have been removed and those in the country can now make movie purchases from the digital store.

The option to buy movies is currently available for select titles. Moreover, there is some inconsistency between the mobile and desktop version of Google Play, where some movies that appear available for purchase on the former are listed as rental-only titles on the latter. The thinking is the updated feature may have been rolled out early. Perhaps this was one of the announcements that Google was going to make on its cancelled Android event today.

In case you’re wondering, some movies that are already up for grabs include The Avengers, Men in Black 3, Paranormal Activity, and loads more – with the SD version being offered for AUS$25, while the HD version is selling for AUS$30.

The movie fun doesn’t end in Australia, as Mobile Syrup has reported that the same feature that allows customers to purchase films is now available on Google Play Canada as well. The movie titles are priced at 20 Canadian dollars a pop.

Excited about the news? Any particular movies you’d like to purchase from Google Play? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Seligs

    When do we get Google Music in Australia?

  • Craig McAnuff

    Yay!!! Finally we get more Play functionality!! I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever to buy movies on the Play store.

    Now if they would only make music and magazines available here as well then all would be good!