Google has just released the new Google Video Store tonight, what the Google Video Blog calls, “the first open video marketplace.” Along with the addition of paid content, Google has also added more formats for downloading of videos. As usual, Google makes everything extremely simple for the user. You can easily find and purchase video for sale and find popular videos. I was also impressed to see Google providing download formats for Apple’s iPod Video and Sony’s PSP, along with regular downloading for Windows and Macintosh with the use of the Google Video Player.

Google now displays videos from the Video Store on the top of Google Video followed by popular and random videos. You can find videos from many sources, such as CBS shows, NBA, and Sony BMG including videos for popular shows: CSI, Survivor, NCIS, Amazing Race and Classics Including I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, and Twilight Zone. Google has also managed to get NBA to put their current season games on the web for the first time. There are also many more providers and source of paid content that Google will be using which are stated in Google’s press release, “Google to Launch Video Marketplace.” So lets get down to business. How much are you going to be paying for these videos? The CBS Shows seem to be selling at $1.99 per video, which really is quite small of a price. I have seen prices ranging anywhere from $0.99 cents to $10.00 dollars. You will also see that some videos don’t have a buy button, but rather a Day Pass button. Purchasing a video under Day Pass will allow you to download the video and have access to it for only 24 hours and can only be viewed while being online, which is reasonable.

Searching for videos is simple and there are some advanced methods you can use. The most basic one is limiting your search to titles. Simple put, “Title: ” in front of any title of any video and search. Google also provides some filtering options (above screenshot) for filtering videos for sale, for free, or by the length of the video.

And what about purchasing the videos? Purchasing is done directly through Google Video Store and you are not directed to any external sites. You do need a Google Account to purchase videos and if you do, you will just need to enter your payment information for the first time of making a purchase. Google even has a new Purchased Videos page so you can track the videos you have purchased.

Update: You can view some more Video Providers from the Official Google Blog.


6 Comments on “Google Video Store is now in Business”

  1. Josh Delsman says:

    Too bad the site requires you to have Windows 2000/XP to buy and download. I swear, Google hasn’t been doing a very good job lately with cross-platform compatibility.

  2. dread » Blog Archive » Finally, Google Video says:

    [...] Pod Video, as well as for Windows and Macintosh. Links: Google Video Solutionwatch This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 [...]

  3. twenty-fifth dimension says:

    Google Video Store Launched – Worth the Hype?

    [Blogsome deleted my previous post… looks like it’s not fully compatible with FireFox 1.5]
    Google Video store is now officially live (as of last night.
    Read Solution Watch’s in-depth (as always) review. For current video providers, chec…

  4. Darren Hoyt says:

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  5. A College Student says:

    And now, eight months later, Google places a link to it on the main navigation. Would have thought they’d been more anxious to remove Froogle. :)

  6. zymee.com says:

    Google Video Store is now in Business…

    Google has just released the new Google Video Store tonight, what the Google Video Blog calls, “the first open video marketplace.” Along with the addition of paid content, Google has also added more formats for downloading of videos….