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Blockbuster App Comes to Android

Discussion in 'Android News' started by cereal killer, Jun 11, 2010.

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    Got an anonymous tip that Blockbuster is bringing its OnDemand service to both Windows Mobile and select Android phones.

    The Android explosion continues.

    Read Full Article

    Enjoy the video

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
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    huh? well the HD2 is out and well march 24th is long gone?
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    ....and netflix to WinMo7 :( (based on the article)
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    They apparently didn't release it to Android.
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    Even so this doesn't seem very appealing, if it was streaming it would be much more desirable. Though if I'm waiting 40minutes to download the movie, I can take the 5 mintues to transfer it from my desktop to my phone. More interested in Netflix where its a live stream and don't have to wait for the download times
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    Look closely at the Droid X pics that were just released.

    The app appears there. Last summer Moto and Blockbuster made an announcement last summer in regards to releasing this app on select Motorola Android phones.
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    Hey, I have a select Motorola Android Phone :)

    And we all have great devs that keep it selected as the phone of choice!

    I just got a deal at work, 5 bucks for 2 months of unlimited blockbuster movies online or in store plus a free DVD from their previously viewed collection in any store. And got 2 such packages. Available through the Droid would be cool, but I'd be more likely to watch it on the big screen the TV is connected to. Now....to have that Nexus hack on the Droid for usb video out, that would be cool with this.
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    Man where do u work at. Hook me up with some of that. 5 bucks wow
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    The video he's downloading is 14gb..... Look close at video.

    Either you have wifi/4g/or a 10 day dl......

    Not to mention, if it isn't wifi, he's WAYYYY over the "unlimited" 5gb.....
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    That was showing 14.83 GB available memory left on the SD card.
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    Blockbuster video stores are closing down right and left around here. It is good to see they are re inventing themselves, gotta have me some blockbuster...
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    I can't edit previous post, but I was thinking this app could be really useful with HDMI outs on the new Motorola.
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    I also heard that BB is coming, but as far as the icon on the droid X pic, their is a Blockbuster app now with the same icon, that just does some discount thing..
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    Users cannot edit in the News sub-forum.
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    Blockbuster IMO is dying. This is a last ditch effort.

    Redbox... Netflix.... OnDemand....
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    I used to get movies all the time via Movielink, which BB acquired in 2007. As a business traveler, it was great because I would download 2 or 3 movies to my laptop before leaving on a trip and be able to watch them in flight.

    I much prefer the download method as opposed to streaming. If I'm not on a WiFi enabled plane, kinda hard to stream anything at 35,000 feet. BTW, on PC, the download size for full length movies from Movielink were generally 400-600meg. I'd assume they are similar or smaller if the file is optimized for a smartphone screen.

    If this comes out for my Droid, I would definitely jump on it. Currently, I rent Redbox flicks before I leave and then generally drop them off when I arrive. Would be much easier to have it on my phone than to have to dig out my laptop to watch a movie.
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    +1 exactly............
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    I think just the opposite. I travel a lot, so for me the ability to download the movie and watch on a plane is huge.

    And no thanks for the quality you are talking about streaming over 3G. So it takes a bit of planning to d/l? Big deal, just plan ahead a bit.
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    Video quality while streaming over 3G can be pretty crappy for a video clip, much less an entire feature film. I'd prefer to download movies from Blockbuster the way I download podcasts and video podcasts to my droid, overnight via Wifi while the phone is in the charging dock.

    Plus, I imagine the phone would get really hot downloading a movie by 3G.