Google has announced during its keynote presentation Tuesday morning that it will be bringing movie rentals to the Android Marketplace. Starting at $1.99, these titles will be featured just like apps.


The presenter also demonstrated a "pinning" function, which allows movies to be stored for offline use. This prevents you from losing access to your movie when your network is unavailable, or wish to save your data connection from a heavy workout.

Google also emphasized a "seamless" experience, going from tablet to phone and back again. as a recent Atrix owner who's looking to get some use out of his HDMI cable, Android Movies might be the kick in the right direction.

You can actually start renting movies right now on the Web Market (if you're in the US):



You get all sorts of fun information about the film, as well - including the opportunity to preview it with a trailer. Pretty neat. At only $3.99 for new releases, it's pretty reasonably priced, too. Now, who exactly can watch those movies at this point remains a big question, while Google claims they should play on the YouTube app, I tried hitting these Market links on my Nexus One running Gingerbread, and I just got a Market error. Anyone have any luck with these on a XOOM? Let us know in the comments.

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