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Google Play Inks Deal With 20th Century Fox, Offers Prometheus 3 Weeks Ahead of DVD Release

The movies and TV lineup for Google Play received a bump in the right direction this morning when Google announced that they would start selling/renting 600 titles from Twentieth Century Fox. TV shows like Family Guy, Glee, and Modern Family all make the cut along with movies like Black Swan, X-Men and Ice Age. Oh, and remember Prometheus? To help kickstart this new deal, you will be able to buy Prometheus 3 weeks ahead of its Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand release.

+1 to that news. Time to put the Nexus Q to work.

Via:  Google

  • digitalicecream

    If only my sony google tv could playback google movies.

  • Leeroy Waddermelon

    People still buy dvd’s? Bluray’s where it’s at!

  • James

    Missing a D?

  • Ron_Swanson

    Second favorite movie of the summer behind TDKR….

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Finally a possible reason to buy a Nexus Q, but who wants to spend $50 (Potentially) on a weekend of movies/TV.
    Netflix has it’s flaws but it still is pretty cheap.

  • Teng Taing

    This movie was horrible. I didnt realize it was the prequel to Aliens till the end.

    • Then you obviously weren’t paying any attention.

      • napes22

        If you can describe that movie with one cohesive plot line, then maybe I am missing something. Prometheus was so disjointed and unorganized that by the end of the movie, I had forgotten that it was a prequel to Alien.

        • I don’t know why everyone says the plot was hard to understand. It was your typical Ridley sci-fi movie. I guess people are upset that all the plot points weren’t shouted at them. Sometimes the allure of something is NOT knowing every single thing.

    • napes22

      I completely agree. It had nothing to do with Alien until the last scene. Up until then, it was a lazily written movie with tons of plot holes.

    • Ron_Swanson

      It was more a stand alone film than a prequel to Alien smart guy. And it has the same pacing and style of the original Alien film, so if you didnt like it….not sure why you would Alien either.

      • Teng Taing

        who said i liked aliens?

  • Michael_NM

    Wait, Google still uses ink? 😉

  • steve

    God I hate the movie. One of the writers was from Lost. They never bring closure to anything. Just a bunch of BS. For instance, the writers don’t even know if the alien at the start of the movie is supposed to be on earth or the distant moon humans reach later.


    • r0lct

      I enjoyed the movie. As a likely first in a series I didn’t expect it to answer everything. Otherwise it would fall victim to many sequels of just being more of the same. However for me it had enough.

    • fixxmyhead

      the movie was ok but i wish that writer from lost would die. one of the worst shows ever. i f@*cking hate that show

    • justincase_2008

      Agreed hated that movie.

  • To bad this movie sucked.

  • Raven

    But, seriously, they really need to lower their pricing or work out some kind of a BluRay upgrade deal. Many of their HD movie prices aren’t that far off of BluRay prices, and I will always buy a physical media over a similar priced DRMed movie download. I usually buy BluRays that feature an UltraViolet digital edition and then watch and download them through Flixster on my tablets. I have 16 already. I would much rather support Google, but it doesn’t seem that they will get much of my business until they start some kind of partnering with BluRay producers like UltraViolet and Flixster has done. I would gladly pay $5 to get a Google version of BluRays that I already own, but there is no way that I am going to pay full price for both.

    • How did you get flixster to work? I tried it on my Mac and it refused to let me download the movie and when I download a movie on the Flixster app it shows up as some weird file type that requires THEIR app to open. Why not just an mp4 so I can watch MY movie on any of MY devices.

  • Daniel Clifford

    :/ I want to rent, not buy…

    • picaso86

      btw.. its very interesting movie… you’d like it!!!

  • Keith0606

    now they just need to half the cost of a rental to around $1.50 to $2, then i’d actually rent from them, and drop netflix disks.

    • Agreed. Netflix has its problems with selection (at least for streaming), but between them and Redbox, it’s hard to cough up $3-4 or more for a single rental.

      • unfortunately, you have to consider gas costs as well for Redbox

        • justincase_2008

          There’s 9 billion of those things and most are at stores you will most likley go to already.

          • That’s a lot, so there must be more around you, but ours are 10 minutes away.

          • justincase_2008

            Yeah that is a long dirve out of the way.

          • But I typically don’t goto the same store two days in a row so I would have to make another trip out of my way to return it.

          • Geziah

            You can return RedBox to any kiosk, you don’t have to return the disc to the same one you got it from.

  • This is a positive step forward.

  • RBI411

    I’m sorry but the play store is terrible for buying video. Its consistent trial and error trying to find out whats available to buy, whats in HD, what the price of anything is. If Google really wants to compete they’ve gotta put in some filtering options.

    • hkklife

      …or just undercut everyone on pricing consistently and across the board. But I agree–I ONLY buy aps from the Play store. For books and multimedia, they are by far my last choice.