All sorts of gadgets can stream with Blockbuster on Demand
For a long time the place to go if you wanted to rent a movie in a retail store was Blockbuster. The company was known for some rather suspect practices with late fees and often didn't have the flicks retail customers wanted to see leading to a sullied reputation in the business. At the same time, things weren't going well in Blockbuster retail stores other services for movie fans like Netflix and Redbox becomes popular.
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Those new options conspired to drive Blockbuster into bankruptcy and eventually led to the closing of many of the retail stores the company had around the country. In an effort to compete with Netflix and Redbox Blockbuster launched its own streaming on demand library, mail order program, and the company has kiosks in many locations around the country.
Blockbuster has announced that its Blockbuster on Demand service is a now available on more than 100 devices surpassing a significant milestone. The BOD service allows fans of movies to stream some of the films the same day they open on Blu-ray and DVD with no fees or charges. Netflix requires steaming fans to be a member.
"We are thrilled to have reached this milestone. Making our service available on more than 100 devices means we're bringing BLOCKBUSTER On Demand into more living rooms and to more on-the-go viewers this year, providing our customers with the ability to watch new movies anywhere and any way they want," said Bruce Anderson, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand's senior vice president and general manager. "We have many great partners to thank for helping us continue to deliver premium and classic entertainment to our customers in easy and convenient ways. The addition of these devices and our growing list of partners is an example of the confidence these consumer electronics manufacturers find in the BLOCKBUSTER On Demand service."
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Recent devices that can access Blockbuster On Demand include the WD TV Live Plus player that got the service this month along with new Blu-ray players form Funai, Memorex, OPPO, and Toshiba. A number of new Samsung home theater systems and Blu-ray players also recently added BOD support.