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Blockbuster Launches On Demand App for iOS

Despite a bankruptcy filing in 2010 and an acquisition by Dish Network in 2011, Blockbuster has maintained an online movie rental presence. Earlier this year, the company (now a subsidiary of Dish) relaunched its Blockbuster On Demand streaming movie service, available on computers, Android devices, and Samsung Smart TVs.

The relaunch did not include an iOS app, leaving mobile users without a way to access the service's movies on a portable device, but that was remedied today with the release of the Blockbuster On Demand app for the iPad and the iPhone. Using the app, subscribers can watch the full library of on demand Blockbuster titles from their iOS devices.

blockbusterondemand
-Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later
-Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes®
-Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more
-Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound
-Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience
-No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch
Unlike Netflix, Blockbuster On Demand offers up movies on a per-purchase basis, charging between $2.99 and $4.99 for a movie rental. The Blockbuster On Demand iOS app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 17 months ago
Blockbuster??

When does the Circuit City app come out?
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Yea I heard they scraped up the cash for an old Pentium 2 server to get this thing rolling.




Michael
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
If it doesn't have a waiting-cue like Mailbox had, then I'm not downloading it.
I demand to wait for 3 weeks to use apps now.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
I just can't do $4.99 for a rental, I don't know what it is, but it seems so high to me. Anything over $5 to just rent a viewing and I instantly get turned off. Maybe it's Redbox, or Netflix or when it's streaming knowing how little it costs them. And when I say turned off, it's seriously like, "There is no way I'm paying that, even for a movie I am dying to see"

There must be studies on this, I can't imagine I'm the only person that feels this way. I just don't understand why they are still trying to get $5 to watch a movie when for whatever reason $3 and I'd be all, awesome let's do this.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
The actual headline of this article should've been:

"Blockbuster still exists!….

…Decides to launch iOS app"
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
It would be fitting if the lineup consisted exclusively of

The Walking Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Shawn of the Dead
etc.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

Blockbuster is still better than Netflix, overall.


No they aren't. Look at all the customers who fled Blockbuster and went to Netflix. Look at the customer satisfaction for Netflix. Blockbuster became a dinosaur in 2006 and remains one today. And their efforts to copy the Netflix model have failed.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
And rewind a fee!




Michael
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

Customers fled Blockbuster for the mail rentals. Blockbuster didn’t have them at first. The problem was that Netflix started their mail rental service a year or two before Blockbuster did.

"A year or two?" Try 6 years before Blockbuster. Plus the geniuses running Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix back in 2000 for 50 million but turned it down. That was 4 years before they offered their mail service.

All that said, who the heck cares about "by mail" anymore? This thread is about on-demand, where everything is headed.




Michael
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

and rooms that don't have sticky floors and obnoxious idiots


Well you obviously have not been to my movie room
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