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Sky movie rentals now open to non-subscribers via YouView and Roku app

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Sky has opened the doors on its movie rental service, and will be launching an app for both YouView, Now TV and Roku set-top boxes.

Initially, the broadcaster will make 1200 titles available to rent, including the latest releases like Man of Steel and The Hangover Part III.

The Sky Store website

The Sky Store website


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Sky will also add archive titles to Skystore.com like the Godfather and Forrest Gump.

The Sky Store website will be the primary movie rental portal from Sky for those without YouView, Roku and Now TV boxes.

It's a clear attempt to take on Netflix and LoveFilm, the difference in Sky's offering being that it operates a pay-per-view model.

"We're delighted that millions more homes can access hundreds of box office smashes alongside best-loved movie classics. All you need is an internet connection and away you go", said Nicola Bamford, director of Sky Store.

Movies are available for 48 hours once viewing starts. Sky subscribers will find their movie rental setup unchanged.

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