Rooted Xoom Tablets Blocked from Viewing Android Market Rented Movies

“Rooting” and Android device is a process that gives the device user complete control over it. People have rooted Android phones for a variety of reasons including installing newer unauthorized versions of Android than the device’s vendor is willing to provide and installing apps that can only be installed on rooted devices.

Owners of rooted Android devices (smartphones and tablets) will find one minor inconvenience described by

Android Market’s new movie rental service blocked from rooted devices

Google provides movie rentals at for, generally, $2.99 or $3.99. The service is currently limited to the Motorola Xoom tablet or a Flash-enabled computer at the moment. Rented movies can be downloaded or, if on the Verizon Wireless network, streamed. Movies must be viewed within 30 days of rental. Most movies must be watched within 24 hours of starting to view it.