We knew that San Diego Comic-Con was making its own subscription video-on-demand channel, and we knew that it would be filling its airtime during the many days Comic-Con isn’t happening with “original short-form content.” Now we know what some of the content is, and it sounds... not bad?
Following the triumphant launch of HBO Now over the last few months, Showtime is rolling out a standalone offering of its own. Starting July 12th you’ll be able to watch Showtime for $11 per month without cable.
The single best reason to buy a Roku? You’re looking at it. Roku is the only streaming media box that does all the comparison shopping for you. Why pay $3 to rent a movie when you can stream it with your existing Netflix plan, or on Crackle for free? And soon, Roku’s comparison shopping will become more powerful than…
Snowpiercer looks like a badass movie. Like if Blade Runner had sex with Speed. The sci-fi film has great reviews, an intriguing plot about hardscrabble future people engaging in class warfare on a really fast cold-weather train, and Tilda Swinton. But with a limited theatrical release, it hasn't been very easy to…
I don't think people appreciate how much artistry goes into deliberately making a movie that is so bad it's good. Sure, you can make a shitty movie that is accidentally awesome. But Canadian indie Manborg, out now on VOD, is the rare scifi satire that intentionally morphs cheesiness into greatness.
So you know how Starz and Netflix broke up, which, sad! But did you further know that Netflix offered up a whopping $300 million per year to make the third-rate movie channel stay? That's ten times their current deal. Yowza.
A large portion of the fresh movies that you can watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service are supplied through a deal with Starz. Like Toy Story 3 and Let Me In. Well, they're going to disappear on February 28.
Stop watching movies and TV shows according to Hollywood's schedule! With video-on-demand, you can watch TV whenever you want, wherever you want, and you don't even have to remember to program a box to record it. Here's MaximumPC's take on the major online VOD services available today.
Remember that impossibly-bad sounding idea of renting a movie on-demand for $30? (But only if it's not too successful!) Well it's not bad enough to fly under the radar of theater owners, infuriated by the thought of lost profits.
Amazon is now offering a complimentary Video on Demand copy of over 10,000 of the DVDs and Blu-rays it—for free. You'll only have VoD access for 30 days, but that should last you until the disc arrives. [Amazon]
Blockbuster? We knew it was dying, courtesy Redbox, Netflix and the changing ways people consume their entertainment, but when will it finally expire? Probably next year, according to one analyst and the company's own balance sheet. Updated.
Why pay for cable to watch stuff on my television when I can stream most of the TV I care about to every screen I watch for $10/month? That's what I'm thinking after using the awesome Hulu Plus iPhone app.
Any TV show, on any screen, anytime. Free, or at least reallyreally cheap. That's the dream.