Google hints at upcoming ‘monthly movie pass’
Google could have plans to take on Netflix and other video streaming services with a “monthly movie pass.” The company hints at the new service in a Google Opinion Rewards survey that’s being distributed to some Android users this week.
Google+ user Hugo Seijas stumbled across the rather surprising question, which reads, “Do you have a Google monthly movie pass?”
Right now, a Google monthly movie pass doesn’t exist — but the question suggests Google could be working on one, which, presumably, would allow users to stream titles from Play Movies for a set monthly fee — just like a Play Music subscription.
This could allow Google to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, and if it could offer a discount for buying Play Music and Play Movies subscriptions together, it could convince a lot of people to switch.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Opinion Rewards, it’s an Android app that rewards users with Play Store credit for answering surveys. I highly recommend it; each one takes less than a minute, and if they come around often, you can make several dollars to spend content in just a few weeks.
Of course, this is just speculation for now — the question is likely just an error. But with services like Netflix becoming increasingly popular, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see Google trying to compete.