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The online leading video streaming website, YouTube is coming up with new ideas to attract more users. YouTube is adding more than 3,000 mainstream movies for the users to rent starting on Monday. This feature will be along with the millions of free user-created videos, the popular websites is best known for.

Google Inc. owned video streaming website, YouTube is offering a mix up of the most recent Hollywood blockbusters that include independent and also foreign movies ranging from 99 cents to $3.99 each. In addition to these movies, includes some offered before the latest launch, are also available for free viewing as with the other clips.

The list includes the last year’s Oscar winners, ‘Inception’ and ‘The Kings’ Speech’ and the classics, ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Scarface’. Here, once the users get upgraded their YouTube accounts, they can pay to watch a movie. The users will be given 30 days to start viewing. If the user starts watching the movie, they will have only 24 hours to finish.

YouTube made a deal with the major studios that include Sony Corp’s, Warner Bros., Time Warner Inc’s, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment and Comcast Corp’s.

The movies will start streaming in the web at the same time where the movie DVD releases. YouTube allows the users to share the movies on Facebook and Twitter, but if any user clicks, only a trailer of the movie can be viewed unless they have also rented the movie. In addition to this, YouTube Movies will also have some DVD extras, behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, parodies and also remixes made by the YouTube viewers. This new service is only available in the United States.

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