YouTube gives Middle East free movies

Posted August 30, 2010 by Thomas Shambler in News

YouTube has launched a new movies section for UK residents (update: us too!), along with 400 free-to-watch movies in the channel. The UK version of the section follows the launch of the Shows section of the video-friendly website, which brought full TV episodes and clips to the YouTube masses for free.

As of right now there’s not much choice, there’s a load of Bollywood hits, cult classics (with awesome films like Night of the Living Dead and Equinox) and documentaries and animated films (more cartoons, really).

It’s a move that some people have described as YouTube’s attempt to break Hulu, the online service which gives you streaming TV shows and movies from top US networks, NBC, Fox and ABC. But while it still has a ways to go before it catches Hulu, it’s a good first step for Google‘s video service.

We’re happy for you UK, but c’mon YouTube we want some free-online-movie lovin’ too.

[via Mashable]

[UPDATE: we’re not sure about you – but we’ve just tried the site – and have got full access to all of YouTube’s free movies]

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Thomas Shambler

Editor of Stuff in the Middle East. Known for his witty reviews and insightful comments on some of the world’s coolest kit, he is responsible for putting together the magazine, testing the newest tech, and writing features at the laser-cut edge of the gadget world. Thomas also makes regular broadcast appearances during which he gives friendly advice and warns the world of the impending robot Armageddon.


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