I’m addicted to movies!
I can easily watch 5-20 movies in a single week and thanks to streaming movies online, my addition has only gotten worse.
YouTube is a video service that most of the world uses, but it could be made into a better service by offering a larger selection of movies.
Why YouTube Would be Great for Movies:
- Watch the videos on any device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, Linux, Google TV)
- Supports both Flash and HTML5 video elements
- Quickly choose the quality of your videos
- Buffering is based on video quality
- Comment on a specific movie so others can read
- Social media sharing capabilities, linking back to the original video
- Interactive advertisements
- The largest audience of video viewers
- Similar/Suggested videos for every Movie (this would make it possible for find similar movies or user generated videos based on the movie you are watching)
- Streaming a video from YouTube is seamless and fast
- YouTube could make money from user subscriptions for movies
Overall there are a lot of reasons why YouTube should get into the Movie streaming business. To check out their current movie section go to http://www.youtube.com/movies, to check out their TV selection go to http://www.youtube.com/shows or check out their rental store http://www.youtube.com/store
If YouTube offered a larger movie library, would you prefer to use YouTube or another service? If so, which service would you use?