Google’s partners for the UK service include Universal, Sony, WB, Lionsgate, eOne, Metrodome and Revolver.

YouTube is to make more than 1,000 films available to rent in the UK after inking a number of deals with UK distributors.

The Google-owned video sharing site launched the service in the US in May and in Canada in September.

Among the available titles are Reservoir Dogs, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.

Films will cost from $3.90 (£2.49), with a 30-day rental window. Viewers will have 48 hours to finish watching the film once they have started.