NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Families looking for ways to entertain the kids during the holidays now have another option.
Walt Disney Studios will make hundreds of full-length films from Disney, Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks Studios available to rent on YouTube in the coming weeks, YouTube announced Wednesday. Several big-name films are already available including Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cars 2.
Once viewers pay to rent a movie, they have 30 days to start watching it and usually between one to two days to finish the film once they’ve started it. The movies come at a variety of price points, with Alice in Wonderland renting for $1.99 for a 24-hour viewing period and Pirates of the Caribbean renting for $3.99 for a 48-hour viewing pass.
Netflix also streams some Disney content, but each of the movies previously mentioned are only available on a DVD or Blu-ray on Netflix so YouTube’s rental service will likely be more appealing to those who want to watch one of these Disney films instantly.
This isn’t the first partnership between Disney and YouTube: The two entertainment giants announced a deal earlier this month to begin working on a special YouTube family channel that will feature original Disney content, user-created videos and some of Disney’s current shows.