You Can Rent Disney Movies on YouTube Now

From classics like Alice in Wonderland to the Pixar hits and Pirates movies of today, Disney will eventually put up a lion's share of its movies for rent on the digital boob tube, YouTube. There are only a handful of Disney movies on YouTube right now but hundreds more will join the rental list in the next few weeks. » 11/23/11 12:45pm 11/23/11 12:45pm

Renting a Movie from Redbox Will Cost More Than a Dollar

Redbox, the easiest way to rent a movie for a buck a day, is getting a price hike. And it's a 20% increase! Which makes the price of a Redbox DVD rental a more inconvenient $1.20. Bye, bye dollar days. It's something to do with debit card fees. » 10/28/11 9:32am 10/28/11 9:32am

You Can Rent Movies on Facebook Now

Man, things just are not looking good for Netflix: Universal is experimenting with movie rentals on Facebook. First foray? The Big Lebowski, which you can rent for 30 Facebook credits—that's $3—right now from the film's fan page. » 8/19/11 3:55pm 8/19/11 3:55pm

Apple Arrives at Grand Central

Is there nowhere Apple will not expand its line of silvery wood-accented retail stores? Glass cubes in Manhattan. Multi-story facades on Boylston in Boston. And now, piling on New York again, Apple is set to descend on Grand Central. » 7/23/11 7:00pm 7/23/11 7:00pm

Mainstream Movie Rentals Are Coming to YouTube...Legally

YouTube might currently be chock full of unauthorized movies, but now they've struck a deal with major Hollywood studios to bring new, legal movies to their site as well. They've had a movie rental system in place since January, but the selection to this point has been largely of the never-heard-of-it variety. No word… » 4/26/11 2:04pm 4/26/11 2:04pm

The Age of $30 Movie Rentals Is Upon Us

Following through on what probably started as an epic round of double dog daring, four major studios—Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox—have agreed that charging $30 for streaming movie rentals is a pretty great business model. Not current-run movies, either! "Home Premiere," as it's being called, only… » 3/31/11 8:40pm 3/31/11 8:40pm

28 Days Later: Blockbuster Now Waits With Netflix

You know Blockbuster's incredibly smug ad campaign about how they get new releases 28 days before Netflix? NOT ANYMORE! You see, in a cost-cutting move, they just agreed to deals with Warners, Fox and Universal to delay new release offerings. » 12/17/10 12:00am 12/17/10 12:00am

Netflix Streaming-Only Plan Is Here! Oh, And Your DVD Plan Got Pricier

Netflix had teased a streaming-only plan for the US, but they've finally followed through in time for a long winter of Watch Instantly downloads. It's costs $8, with nearly all DVD-based plans seeing a price hike. Here's how much: » 11/22/10 9:01am 11/22/10 9:01am

NBC Says No Way to Apple TV Rentals

Future Apple TV owners, we hope you like Fox and ABC a whole lot, because NBC Universal is only the latest studio to say they're not sharing their toys—$0.99 rentals would "devalue" their content, says NBC Universal's CEO. [CNET via SlashGear] » 9/23/10 3:14pm 9/23/10 3:14pm

Why No Warner Bros. On Apple TV? Not Enough Dough

Warner Bros. exec Barry Meyer admits the obvious: their content won't show up on Apple TV's because the price wasn't right. WB scoffs at the new, cheaper rental plan—not the first time they've thrown their weight around online. [All Things D] » 9/17/10 12:15pm 9/17/10 12:15pm

Amazon's Streaming TV Episodes From Fox and ABC For 99 Cents

Apple's not the only place you can get TV episodes for a buck a pop; Amazon's currently serving up a host of shows from ABC and FOX for only 99 cents. Grab a Roku and get watchin'. [Amazon via Engadget] » 9/01/10 5:50pm 9/01/10 5:50pm

A World Without Blockbuster Is a World Filled With Sadness

Blockbuster's likely bankruptcy filing will mean lots of their stores will close. That's sad! The loss of Blockbuster stores is a loss for everybody. » 8/27/10 2:00pm 8/27/10 2:00pm

Redbox Begins Blu-ray Rentals

As promised, Redbox has started offering $1.50 Blu-ray rentals in several locations. To see which kiosks in your area are offering a higher definition Hot Tub Time Machine, enter your zip code at the Redbox Blu-ray page here. [SlashGear] » 7/30/10 8:55am 7/30/10 8:55am

Redbox Tries to Take on Netflix by Expanding Beyond DVD Rental Kiosks

Redbox, the Coinstar-owned company who puts those nifty DVD rental kiosks everywhere, is apparently plotting how to take down Netflix. Step one: Offer more than 200 or so movies. » 7/19/10 7:49pm 7/19/10 7:49pm

Redbox's Blu-ray Rentals Will Be $1.50

The president of one-dollar-DVD booth rental chain Redbox says that he wants the Blu-ray rentals to be $1.50 a night, using any thin excuse to charge people slightly more for what's essentially the same size product. » 6/03/10 7:19pm 6/03/10 7:19pm

YouTube Quietly Adds Movie and TV Show Rentals From 99 Cents

After tinkering with movie rentals in January, YouTube's added a bunch of movies and TV episodes you actually want to see. We're not just talking art-house Sundance Film Festival flicks—now, you can get a bit of anime too. » 4/23/10 7:29am 4/23/10 7:29am

Blockbuster Digs Itself a Deeper Grave, Brings Back Late Fees

Blockbuster's not doing so well, closing another 500 locations in an attempt to straighten its ship. The latest tactic? Bringing back late fees, which they ditched back in 2005 in order to compete with Netflix. » 3/02/10 2:00pm 3/02/10 2:00pm

Blockbuster to Close 500 Locations

You might've recently walked the aisles of one of Blockbuster's 3,525 locations while looking for a good make out movie. Five hundred of those locations are closing. [MSN via Digg] » 2/25/10 11:00pm 2/25/10 11:00pm

Walmart and Target Afraid of a Little Redbox

Your mom's probably rented a DVD from Redbox—those hulking vending machines lurking outside of grocery stories, lending out DVDs for a buck a day. Walmart's not thrilled with them, and now blocking new release purchases in bulk. » 2/03/10 1:39pm 2/03/10 1:39pm

YouTube Opening Online Movie Rental Service Tomorrow For Fans Of Little…

2010 looks like the year YouTube will leap back into headlines for non-Susan Boyle-related reasons. Thank god for that. After yesterday's live cricket streaming deal was mentioned, their move into online movie rentals should make indie movie lovers happy. » 1/21/10 4:41am 1/21/10 4:41am