Recently, select users of the Google Opinion Rewards app were sent a very interesting questionnaire. The first question asked whether or not they had a “monthly movie pass” from Google. No, there is not a video streaming service from Google that exists today or has even been announced.
Google is running a special promo offering a selection of HD movies on Google Play for only $4.99 per movie for the “Buy” option. There are a total of 32 movies to choose from and for some, the $4.99 price represents a significant discount, like Noah, which normally lists for $19.99. Read more
Sling TV, Dish Network’s self-proclaimed “cable-killer,” has struck a deal with EPIX cable movie network to bring more than 2,000 on-demand titles to customers.
The news comes after last week, the company also signed a deal with AMC channels to its core-package ($20) which already has ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TBS, HGTV, Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, ABC Family, TNT, Food Network and the Disney Channel.
The EPIX content will be available through a paid add-on package — the cost of the package is not yet public.
Netflix is clearly more embedded in our homes than the EPIX service, but this certainly makes Sling TV a whole lot more enticing for those looking to drop their cable subscriptions.
Source: NY Daily News
You take your smartphone to the movie theater, so ditch the paper tickets. That is what MovieTickets.com wants you to do. The company has developed mobile tickets that make the entire experience of going to the movies much smoother. The new system does not even require phone displays to be scanned. An attendant will just have to take a look down at the phone’s display for specific security indicators. To prevent any fraudulent tickets, the security indicators are active and can be altered by the theater at any time in any way.
Google has today announced that pre-order movies have now landed on the Play Store. Residents in the United States can now reserve their copy of a blockbuster hit movie before its digitally released.
These are the titles currently up for grabs: Gone Girl, The Maze Runner, Lucy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Owners of the Sony Xperia Z2 may notice a new application available in their Update Centre, the Sony Movie Creator app. The app is similar to some features that Google+ offers for automatically generating movies. Movie Creator auto-creates short films of about 30 seconds in length using photos and videos taken with the phone. The films that are produced are called “Highlight Movies” and Sony’s system will notify you when a new one is generated. Read more
Popcorn Time is a service that allows users to watch torrented television shows and movies on personal computers and mobile devices. So it was only a matter of time before Popcorn Time made the move to include Chromecast support for Android devices. Aside from that, Popcorn Time now has automatic updates, native UI, quicker downloads, and improved device support. The next step for Popcorn Time is built-in VPN for the Android experience and users can expect that in about a week.
Source: Popcorn Time
As part of the ongoing holiday celebration by Google, the Play Store has a ton of free and discounted content today for its Christmas special. Highlighting the list are a number of awesome free games, books, movies, and music. To see the full list, hit the break below.
A new version of Google Play Movies now allows users to stream video in standard definition even if the user had purchased the HD version of the movie. Previously, users were forced to download the massive video file of HD content— now, more options are presented.
You’re most likely asking: why would I watch the standard definition version of a video after purchasing the HD version? Well now, having the choice of which version to watch lets you save storage space if it’s running low, especially if your device doesn’t support microSD storage.
There isn’t anything else too major in the update, but it’s still noteworthy that Google is providing another option to users looking to stream media to their devices. Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.
Google is getting in the holiday selling spirit and another deal is out there for consumers. Following on the heels of their offer of a Google Play credit for buyers of the Nexus 7, Google is also offering a free movie from Google Play to buyers of a Google Chromecast device. If for some reason you are not interested in an HD movie rental, Google will let you trade in the offer for a $6 Google Play credit. Read more