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Google Films now screening in UK Android Market: Prices start at £2.49

Want movies on your Android phone but you don’t have an HTC Sensation or access to HTC Watch?

Then divert your eyes to the Android Market now. We’ve been having a nose around in the new Films section of the Market, where you can rent titles including Hanna, The Dark Knight and the recent George Harrison: Living in the Material World documentary.

There’s a healthy selection of Indian films rubbing shoulders with the likes of V for Vendetta, 300 and 2001: A Space Odyssey. After spending time with Siri on the iPhone 4S, we’re very much up for watching a bit of that right now…

Movie rentals are priced at either £2.49 or £3.49, with each rental period lasting 30 days. After you start watching a film, you’ve got a 48 hour to start watching something. You’re entitled to a 7 day refund period, provided that you don’t press play. So if you accidentally download Red Riding Hood instead of Red, you ought to be able to get your money back.

As the purchases will be linked to your Google Account, you ought to be able to rent a film, start watching it on your Samsung Galaxy S2 and then carry on watching it on your Xoom or Transformer later on.

Pricing and rental availability is exactly the same as the UK YouTube movie rentals which we saw a few weeks ago; though we were able to get this working on Android phones it was a little tricky.

Google announced a Movies app back in May this year, a US-only thing at the time.

This isn’t quite the same; Google Movies is a separate app, you download these movies from the Market. The overall effect though is the same; us UK film buffs can now rent movies on our Android phones. Now, where’s the app that will make us free popcorn?