Jan 292012

When you think movie streaming you would normally think of LOVEFiLM or the newly arrived Netflix - but let us not forget the Tesco owned Blinkbox.

Blinkbox has recently revealed plans to heavily expand it’s technical team in an effort to get the service on more media devices including Sony PlayStation and mobile platforms. Blinkbox is already currently available on iPads, PCs, Macs, Xbox, LG and Samsung smart televisions and offers more than 9,000 movie titles to rent or buy, in addition to free-to-view movies, TV shows and trailers.

Adrian Letts (chief operating officer at Blinkbox) explains that their service can offer something different in this market: “The difference between us, Netflix and Lovefilm, which I do think are very competitive, is that we are focused on latest-release DVDs and we are not a subscription model, and we are focused on delivering the best customer experience.”

Also before Christmas Blinkbox did something very interesting due to their Tesco ownership whereby selected DVDs or Blu-rays that you bought would entitle you to stream this for free via Blinkbox. I think we can expect more activity of this nature in 2012…