Torrent Site Popcorn Time, Shut Down Yesterday, Is Alive Again

That was quick. After closing up shop yesterday among the usual copyright questions, and just a week after its first launch, Popcorn Time is back. TorrentFreak has the story of how the project, abandoned by its founders, will live on at the hands of YTS developers. » 3/15/14 11:00am 3/15/14 11:00am

Hollywood Studios Strike DivX Deal for Download-to-Own Movies

There are a ton of devices that support DivX playback (the PS3, DVD and Blu-ray players, etc), so news of Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros agreeing for their movies to be downloaded in DivX for the first time is actually pretty interesting. And any added competition for iTunes and Cinema Now is only going… » 8/26/09 8:01am 8/26/09 8:01am

CinemaNow Showing Up On, "Select Devices at Best Buy"

CinemaNow, the subscription-less, on-demand streaming movie service, is partnering up with Best Buy. What does that mean? CinemaNow will stream from their website, and we'll see more supported hardware in their stores. » 6/05/09 6:40am 6/05/09 6:40am

Vudu HDX 1080p Movie Downloads Reviewed: "Insanely Sharp"

Vudu's new HDX 1080p movies—promised to be "Blu-ray quality" » 10/02/08 12:00pm 10/02/08 12:00pm—go live today. David Pogue , and while HDX movies are not literally Blu-ray quality (which would be an impossible with our crappy broadband), they are indeed "insanely sharp" and compared to other movie downloads, it's like "seeing a movie on VHS videotape…

Vudu Testing Blu-ray Quality "HDX" Flicks

Apparently some Vudu beta testers are being asked to check out new HD downloads that are supposed to match Blu-ray quality. These new HDX flicks are so data heavy, you've gotta wait two to three hours just for the flick to start » 9/10/08 12:51am 9/10/08 12:51am. This actually jibes with what we heard a few months ago-that Vudu was looking at offering…

Blockbuster Online Download Store Screenshot Tour

Blockbuster's just expanded their movie store beta test » 8/11/08 4:59pm 8/11/08 4:59pm to an audience size that includes me, so here's a screenshot walkthrough of what you're going to see on their service. First, it's really quite similar to their rental pages except for the fact that you'll see prices and labels next to everything. Renting costs…

Apple TV vs. Vudu vs. Xbox 360: Video Download Battlemodo

Click to viewIf you've been wondering how to compare the video-download options of Apple TV, Vudu and the Xbox 360, I think today is your lucky day. » 3/04/08 12:15pm 3/04/08 12:15pm

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Rumor Battered: Hollywood Poo-Poos on Apple's Movie Rental Plan

The briefly ballyhooed iTunes movie rental store did sound a bit too good to be true. While multiple sources confirm Apple's feeler, the flipside is that the movie studios aren't exactly smitten, according to Reuters. $2.99 for 30 days? Preposterous, sneers Hollywood. Easy portability to your iPod or iPhone? Poppycock. » 6/11/07 8:15pm 6/11/07 8:15pm

Breaking: Apple Launching Online Video Rental Store

Financial Times is reporting that Apple is in "advanced talks with Hollywood's largest movie studios" to launch an online video rental service. Flicks will cost $3 to rent for 30 days and can be moved to at least one other device, such as an iPod or iPhone. » 6/10/07 10:30pm 6/10/07 10:30pm

Hands-On: Amazon Unbox On TiVo, Working Together for Movie Downloading…

Click to viewThe Amazon Unbox movie download system is now firmly linked up with the TiVo service, and if you have a TiVo Series 2 or Series 3 box, now you can download Amazon Unbox movies right into your Now Playing list just as if they were another TV show or movie. We gave it a try, winding our way through its… » 3/15/07 4:00pm 3/15/07 4:00pm

Top 10 Reasons Why Movie Downloads Suck

Click to viewMovie downloads suck. There are lots of reasons why they haven't caught on yet, and we have the Top 10 of them here. Sure, everyone's talking about movie downloads, but in reality hardly anyone is doing anything about them. » 2/08/07 9:57am 2/08/07 9:57am

AOL Sniffing Around Movie Downloads

You know the movie download market is heating up when AOL decides to get into the act. A tipster showed us this site where the ancient AOL walled garden for noobs is beta testing the downloads, offering such gems as Eight Crazy Nights, Can't Hardly Wait, Easy Rider, Flat Liners, and Muppets Take Manhattan. Could they… » 1/31/07 9:42am 1/31/07 9:42am

Apple and Hollywood in a Stalemate So Far

Apple's Steve Jobs is negotiating personally with Hollywood studios, standing firm on a flat $9.99 price for all movies, according to Variety magazine. But that's holding up the deal, because movie studios want a tiered pricing scheme, giving them a $19.99 cap on movie prices, with older films going for $9.99. One… » 6/19/06 2:19pm 6/19/06 2:19pm