Four months after its American release, Google Inc. on Thursday launched its YouTube Movies streaming service in Canada. With roughly 3,000 titles, the new service will offer on-demand movie streaming of Hollywood and independent films at a cost of $4 for older movies or $5 for newer titles. As of Thursday afternoon, the service also offered hundreds of free titles, including Hollywood films and documents as well as about 100 foreign films in languages ranging from Hindi, Telugu, Russian, and Marathi. Google's American version of the service partnered with a number of production studios, including Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, Starz, The Weinstein Company, and Magnolia Pictures, among others. For the Canadian service Google has signed agreements with producers Alliance Films and Mongrel Media. A non-subscriber service, YouTube Movies requires consumers to login to a free YouTube account and to provide a Canadian credit card number to rent films, which can then be streamed anytime within 30 days. Once started, films must be completed within 48 hours, the website says. The service will be available on PCs, laptops and tablets as well as many smartphones operating on Google’s Android operating system. The new service is expecting to provide some competition for other over-the-top services in Canada such as Netflix and Apple Inc.’s Apple TV.