Over a year ago Google it stopped competing against Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and the newly launched Disney +, whose apps we have compared. The company backed down with the intention of turning YouTube Premium into another paid subscription to watch original series and movies, betting on free content in exchange for advertising.
Now those free content seems to also reach Google Play Movies. The source code of the latest version of your application already references free movies with ads.
Free movies with ads
Since the end of 2018, YouTube already offers free movies with ads on USA, showing throughout the feature film advertisements imitating conventional television. Now it seems that this model will also reach Google Play Movies.
Version 4.18.37 already has references to phrases “Hundreds of free movies, just a few ads”, “Free with Ads” or “Watch Free with Ads”. Of course, it does not refer to the countries in which the free movies would be available.
Today, free YouTube movies are only available in the United States, with what from other countries we have to use a VPN to be able to see them, being very old movies most of the titles that can be seen without paying. Therefore, and except for surprise, it seems that the free movies from Google Play Movies would also be a novelty that would stay in the United States. In the rest of the world at the moment we can only rent and buy movies on both YouTube and Google Play.
Google Play Movies
- Developer: Google LLC
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Video Players and Editors
Via | XDA-Developers