Blockbuster On Demand For iOS Finally Arrives In App Store



Blockbuster has been teetering on the edge of oblivion ever since its bankruptcy filing in 2010, but after being bought by Dish Network in 2011, the company has begun a push to get back into the movie businesses.

Blockbuster relaunched its streaming video service, Blockbuster On Demand, last year, and the company is finally bringing it to iOS today. Users of the new app can stream movies to their iPhone or iPad. Unlike Netflix’s all-you-can-stream model, Blockbuster charges a rental fee per video watched, that runs between $2.99 and $4.99 per movie. Blockbuster’s movie catalogue offers thousands of hit movies and the app now supports HD.

Here’s the full description:

Blockbuster On Demand is a digital movie rental service that allows you to instantly watch thousands of movies in stunning HD and full Surround Sound. This free app gives you the ability to enjoy movies directly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Blockbuster On Demand features:

•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

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Easier than looking for a kiosk to rent DVDs, Blockbuster on Demand allows you to stream and watch movies in HD instantly on your favorite device. There’s no waiting for downloads, just instant streaming. Signing up is free. Simply install our downloadable app – it only takes an instant. In order to change the way you get your rentals, we offer our service with no contracts, no commitment and no cancellation fee. Stream your movies in your home, on-the-go, and everywhere in-between. Your movies are available on all your devices that have our app. Load up on the greatest rentals. Start with a new release and go on to explore the thousands of hit movies we have to offer.

Blockbuster On Demand is available in the App Store now for free.

Source: App Store

  • technochick

    So what makes their service better than say renting via iTunes.

    It’s streaming rather than downloads which is good for folks with small device storage. You can start it on one device, pause and pick it up on another. Unless the terms of that title say you can’t.

    The pricing is basically the same, same blackout periods, same 30/24 rules.