Feb 01

Weekly poll results: it’s Google Play or nothing

Playing movies with Play Movies is popular

In this week’s poll, we asked what service you used to buy or rent movies on a per-flick basis. And while we were expecting a bit of diversity, the four thousand or so of you that responded overwhelmingly to two of the options presented: Google Play and none. Over 40 percent of you admitted to using Google Play the most for buying and renting movies — but there are some caveats to that. A number of the comments admitted to using Google Play more frequently than any other platform, in part due to the habit Google has of giving movies away.

Coming in second with almost a quarter of the vote was None, for everyone who prefers a physical copy or for the filthy, dirty pirates who don’t believe in paying for films to help pay for the next ones. The idea that you don’t own a digital copy — or that you can’t ensure that a digital copy will remain as playable over the years as a DVD, to which I’ll simply point to my VHS collection — is still holding back many a user from digital ownership. A number of you also confessed a preference for Redbox, since physical rentals there are still cheaper — and I confess I’m a Redbox user, too, from time to time.

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