Google Play Movies

A classic family-friendly holiday movie to enjoy for free

Google Play is bringing some holiday cheer to us all with a free SD version of what has turned into a classic Christmas movie in recent years, Elf. For what we can assume is a limited time only, Google Play Movies is offering up Elf for free so that even more people can watch or re-watch this family-friendly Christmas movie.

To watch, simply head into the Play Store — you could do so from the link above — and select "add to library" and start watching. You can always return to it later if you don't have the hour and a half free this moment. When we picked up our copy we noticed you could still buy the film in HD for about $5.99, but there's no shame in snagging the free version for now.

 

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Watch the movie Elf for free on Google Play today

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I got it and it added it to my library, so I would be inclined to think its a purchase not a temporary viewing. Hope so at least. My wife wanted to watch it this year but its only been on Starz as of lately, so this avoids me buying the dvd/bluray now. Thanks Google!

Added to library. Will chromecast it tonight!

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One of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. Luv it. If u haven't watched it and have a great sense of humor ur gonna luv it too.

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Not available in the UK. How can elf be free in the US but not available at all in the UK! Can't get it on iTunes either. Surely Santa is international and knows no copyright boundary's.

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Not available in the UK. How can elf be free in the US but not available available in the UK! Surely Santa is international and knows no copyright boundary's.

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Yeah, but you guys have a beautiful country surrounded by a beautiful sea. I'll take that over a movie any day.

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Apart from it bring rubbish, it's not available outside the US. When will people in the US realise there is the other 3/4 of the planet outside off the US?

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When those people start spending the same amount of money consumer goods.

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Thanks for the tip! I got it in SD and I'll see how it is on Chromecast. But I might buy the HD with it being only $5. I've been wanting to watch it, but it's only on TV on Starz and wasn't sure about buying it on Amazon for $10.

Recommended edit: "Google Play is bringing some holiday cheer to all
*movie lovers in the US* with a free SD version of what has turned into a classic Christmas movie in recent years, Elf"

But anyway, nice for those in the US.

Blah blah blah typical google. Sell the products worldwide but only support the USA... Why???

Maybe apple is the way forward, or even microsoft....!!!!!

yeah, im still waiting to get the play "store" here, that device section... also books/magazines in my own language, not only in english...

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No Google movies for us , even if we have the Scandinavian Google servers here. Guess its of to tpb dot where ever the heck they nowadays are.

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I would love to watch it, but my Google Wallet account is frozen because it was hacked. I've since moved so I can't even send them id to show who I am because the address won't match up. Since there is no way to actually talk to anyone at Google I will never be able to buy anything or take advantage of any free offers on the Play Store.

I tried viewing this but it shows up either as: Video not available or it loads but when I hit play, nothing happens. Just a loop of the same "preview screen" before the actual video loads. Anyone else have this issue?