Movies and TV shows now available for purchase on YouTube and Google Play

About a year ago, we brought you thousands of full-length feature films from major Hollywood and independent studios to rent on Following our launch yesterday, you can buy movies and TV content from shows like Revenge, Parks & Recreation and Breaking Bad, and top movie studios like ABC Studios, NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures.

Purchased movies and shows can be played back as many times as you like on YouTube, and on your Android device via Google Play. We’ll soon be bringing the experience to Google TV devices too.

Visit and today to discover and buy your favorite movies and TV shows, and check back soon for even more titles and shows in the coming weeks.

Jonathan Zepp, manager of TV/Film content partnerships, recently purchased and watched “The Walking Dead.”

YouTube Shows comes to Korea

Over the last year Korean TV stations have been opening up YouTube channels and offering a wide variety and deep catalog of their shows—everything from weekly dramas to K-Pop musical programs. The main three terrestrial broadcasters all have multiple channels with their top shows — KBS (Main Channel, Drama, Entertainment, KBS Life, Documentary, KBS world), MBC (Kpop, Entertainment, Drama, MBC World), and SBS (Entertainment, Drama, FreeVOD, Culture). YouTube also has many top cable shows such as Pororo from Iconix animation studio and Sonbadak TV.

To help you find Korean TV on YouTube, viewers in Korea now have a new Shows page organizing all programs available. For the rest of the world, you can still find the shows through, but note that not all programs are available in all countries.

On the Shows page in Korea, you’ll find new programs like Infinite Challenge (무한도전) and classics like My Lovely Sam-Soon (내 이름은 김삼순), with subtitles in English, Spanish and other languages. The new Shows pages also gives you key information about the program, such as a cast list and credits.

In many cases, each episode is divided into clips, but there’s no need to click on each video one at a time. The first video selected will automatically link to the next video and that one to the next. So once you start watching, you can easily flow to the end of the show.

If you have a favorite TV program, subscribe to the channel so that you’ll be updated on your homepage whenever there’s a new episode. We’ll be adding more programs from more stations in the future, so check back frequently.

Brian Suh, head of YouTube partnerships, Google Korea, recently watched “Infinite Challenge (무한도전).”

19,000+ episodes of Indian TV on YouTube Shows

India is one of world’s largest producers of TV shows. With more than 400 terrestrial and local channels available, Indians often face the challenging question: What am I going to watch?

The good news is that we increasingly don’t have to worry about when to watch. Over the last few years, major Indian broadcasters such as Sony Entertainment Television, Colors, ImagineTV, Star India, and VikatanTV have been bringing their shows to YouTube so that you can watch them whenever you want.

Now that our Indian TV partners offer more than 19,000 full episodes of 300 programs in six different languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, and Punjabi), we wanted to offer our Indian viewers an updated Shows page at to help you better follow shows you love and discover new favorites. For the rest of the world, you can still find the shows through

You’ll find programs into genres like drama and comedy, as well as the latest and top watched episodes featured on the page. Missed the last episode of Bade Acche Lagte Hai? It’ll be right there in the channel waiting for you. If you’re looking for a few good places to start, check out popular shows like Balika Vadhu, Ramayan, CID, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Thendral.

These 19,000+ episodes are just a start, so we hope we can keep delivering more and more content that viewers across India—and around the world—want to see.

Ajith Rao, software engineer, recently watched “Adaalat - Episode 104,” and Gowri Ramkumar, technical account manager, recently watched “Kuch toh log Kahenge - episode 118.”

Hometown love for the SF Giants

Since the postseason win and ensuing celebration of the World Champion San Francisco Giants last year, we’ve seen many more shades of orange and black around the YouTube office. We’ve even seen a growth of beards inspired by “certified ninjaBrian Wilson.

So when Showtime said they’d be airing the first episode of The Franchise for a limited time on YouTube, we wanted to share our excitement with you. Check it out:

There’s a lot to love about baseball—fans, highlights and rituals—and after a 56 year wait for a trophy, we’re still celebrating!

Elizabeth Ferdon, YouTube Content Partnerships, just watched “Willie Mays on AirForce One.”