Blinkbox archive

  • Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more
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    Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

    By 26 February 2014

    Over the last two years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC...

  • Blinkbox PS3 app launched, no more going through the browser
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    Blinkbox PS3 app launched, no more going through the browser

    By 31 October 2013

    The Blinkbox service now has a dedicated PS3 app, giving more people access to the film and TV service from Tesco. The new app, available on the Sony console, will let you rent or buy the latest movies and TV shows and joins a host of other devices already...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • Blinkbox offers try before you buy streaming service, Alan Partridge, vampires and undercover cops
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    Blinkbox offers try before you buy streaming service, Alan Partridge, vampires and undercover cops

    By 24 July 2013

    Blinkbox, the movie and TV show streaming service from Tesco, has launched a try before you buy scheme where pilot episodes of series can be viewed without a fee. Unlike rivals in the streaming market, such as Netflix and Amazon's Lovefilm, Blinkbox has...

  • App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)
    Apps

    App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)

    By 17 July 2013

    When it comes to watching TV or movies on your tablet, you're not short of choices these days. There are the big players, like Netflix, offering a subscription-based system. Then you've got Lovefilm (on some platforms), as well as a range of catch-up...

  • Blinkbox goes HD: Games of Thrones season 3 HD streaming for £23.99
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    Blinkbox goes HD: Games of Thrones season 3 HD streaming for £23.99

    By 15 July 2013

    As previously announced, Blinkbox, the TV and movie streaming service from Tesco, is now offering programming in high definition. Kicking off the new service is Game of Thrones season 3. Having Game of Thrones season 3 is something of a coup for Blinkbox,...

  • Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July
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    Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July

    By 11 June 2013

    HBO has confirmed that Blinkbox will be the first digital retailer in the UK to offer Game of Thrones season 3 to buy, meaning you can stream the award-winning show from 15 July 2013 and for the first time you'll be able to stream in high definition....

  • Best Android movie player apps
    Phones

    Best Android movie player apps

    By 2 May 2013

    There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take on how TV and films should be on Android to try to persuade you in its direction. On top of that there...

  • Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide
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    Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide

    By 3 April 2013

    Tesco's Clubcard TV service, which provides free on-demand movies and television to Clubcard users, has signed a content deal with BBC Worldwide. The deal means that Clubcard TV will include shows from chefs such as Antonio Carluccio, Ken Hom and Gary...

  • Game of Thrones 2 to be available on Blinkbox before Blu-ray or DVD
    Home Cinema

    Game of Thrones 2 to be available on Blinkbox before Blu-ray or DVD

    By 13 August 2012

    Movie and TV cloud streaming and digital download service Blinkbox has signed a deal with HBO to add some of the US broadcaster's top shows to the online service. And, as part of that partnership, fans of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire can buy the...

  • Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley
    Home Cinema

    Tesco adds digital movies to your Blu-ray and DVD shopping trolley

    By 1 December 2011

    Tesco has unveiled what it is describing as "a ground breaking innovation" and a "first for the industry" by combining a digital copy of a movie with certain DVD and Blu-ray purchases. And whilst we'd question the legitimacy of its lofty claims, as digital...

  • BBC iPlayer app finally arrives for Boxee Box
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    BBC iPlayer app finally arrives for Boxee Box

    By 8 June 2011

    Big news for Boxee Box users in the UK - a native BBC iPlayer app has finally landed. Previously Boxee Boxers could only access Auntie's goodies through the web browser on their devices and, although this still allowed access to all the programming, it...

  • Tesco buys Blinkbox movie streaming service in step to become UK's Netflix
    Home Cinema

    Tesco buys Blinkbox movie streaming service in step to become UK's Netflix

    By 20 April 2011

    UK grocery shopping giant Tesco has acquired a majority stakeholding in movie streaming service Blinkbox, putting it directly up against similar ventures, such as Lovefilm and, therefore, Amazon, to be the UK's answer to Netflix. The deal sees Tesco buy...

  • YouView reveals its tech and content partners
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    YouView reveals its tech and content partners

    By 24 March 2011

    YouView has not been without its problems of late, with massive delays (as exclusively revealed on Pocket-lint), a change in its management team in the form of Sir Alan Sugar replacing Kip Meek as non-executive chairman, and constant scrutinisation by...

  • Blinkbox offers optimised PS3 service
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    Blinkbox offers optimised PS3 service

    By 10 May 2010

    Blinkbox has launched a PS3 version of its popular streaming service, in a move that it hopes will make it the "British equivalent" to US streaming service Netflix. When PS3 users visit the Blinkbox site, they will now find a PS3 friendly screen that...