Lovefilm archive

  • Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services
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    Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

    By 19 January 2012

    Blockbuster in the UK has launched a scheme to turn heads to physical media movie rentals and away from the streamed media offerings of the newly launched Netflix and Lovefilm. Called Exclusives, the range of films on offer have a 3-week window in which...

  • Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat
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    Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

    By 19 January 2012

    The Lovefilm vs Netflix battle continues to rumble on and it's the former that has struck the latest blow by announcing that it is hitting LG's Smart TV Platform in streaming form. The Amazon-owned company has stated that it is working with LG to bring...

  • Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC
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    Lovefilm announces new Disney deal to stream ABC

    By 16 January 2012

    Lovefilm has announced a deal with Disney, which will enable it to stream a wide variety of ABC programming to its members, bringing access to some popular American TV, including Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Beginning this month you'll be...

  • Lovefilm undercuts UK Netflix for unlimited streaming
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    Lovefilm undercuts UK Netflix for unlimited streaming

    By 9 January 2012

    The UK launch of Netflix has only just gone live and Lovefilm has already responded with a price cut for its own unlimited streaming service. The price for Lovefilm unlimited streaming has dropped to under a fiver - coming in at just £4.99 a month plus...

  • Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals
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    Lovefilm strikes ITV and BBC deals

    By 6 January 2012

    Lovefilm has announced two new deals to add additional content to its Lovefilm Instant service. Deals with ITV and BBC Worldwide will enable customers to access shows from both channels via the Lovefilm service.  Subscribers to Lovefilm can already watch...

  • Lovefilm signs deal with Sony Pictures in race to secure streaming market before Netflix arrives
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    Lovefilm signs deal with Sony Pictures in race to secure streaming market before Netflix arrives

    By 21 December 2011

    With Netflix edging ever closer to a UK launch, Lovefilm, the Amazon-owned movie streaming and rental service, has announced a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television to allow it to distribute the studio's films and TV shows digitally. The move...

  • Xbox LIVE Gold features free for the masses this weekend
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    Xbox LIVE Gold features free for the masses this weekend

    By 9 December 2011

    Too skint to get involved with all the Xbox LIVE Gold action but want a taste of the new features? Well then, you're in luck as Microsoft has announced a free weekend of goodies for all Xboxers, even those who haven't ever coughed up for the premium online...

  • Best Android shopping apps
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    Best Android shopping apps

    By 2 December 2011

    The best Android shopping apps come for free. After all, why would someone charge you for one when you're about to spend so much money with them because of it? So, picking a bunch out from the Android Market and downloading until you find the ones that...

  • Lovefilm ditches Flash: Another nail in the coffin
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    Lovefilm ditches Flash: Another nail in the coffin

    By 1 December 2011

    With Netflix's imminent UK arrival casting a threatening shadow over Lovefilm, the last thing that the Amazon owned video rental service would have wanted was to have to reshuffle its PC streaming setup. But that's exactly what has happened after the...

  • Lovefilm and Warner Bros. deal: More movies coming to Xbox, PS3 and PC
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    Lovefilm and Warner Bros. deal: More movies coming to Xbox, PS3 and PC

    By 17 November 2011

    Amazon has signed a film distribution deal with Warner Bros., meaning film content will be added for Lovefilm (now an Amazon company) subscribers - including more movies on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The deal is described as a "multi-year, multi-layered pact",...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Lovefilm By Post review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Lovefilm By Post review (Android)

    By 10 November 2011

    If those pretty please with sugar on it come back and start paying us again e-mails haven’t been doing the trick, then prepare for another way of getting sucked into renting films until you get stuck on something really worthy that you’re never in...

  • Lovefilm Player for iPad pictures and hands-on
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    Lovefilm Player for iPad pictures and hands-on

    By 29 September 2011

    The Lovefilm Player for iPad is such an obvious and welcomed application that it's a wonder that it's taken so long to arrive. For starters, the look and feel is identical to the service's other portals on Samsung and Sony home entertainment kit and the...

  • Lovefilm on iPad streams in
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    Lovefilm on iPad streams in

    By 29 September 2011

    Lovefilm is hitting the iPad - the latest platform for the movie rental service's streaming arm. The app, titled Lovefilm Player for iPad, has hit the App Store and allows for all the usual VoD-based gubbins such as pausing, rewinding and checking trailers....

  • Netflix UK launching in 2012, claim sources
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    Netflix UK launching in 2012, claim sources

    By 15 July 2011

    Netflix, the US movie rental and streaming service, looks to be coming to the UK according to sources from Variety magazine. “Netflix is preparing to launch in Europe even though the streaming service didn't include the continent in its recently announced international...

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

  • Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service
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    Disney movies now available on Lovefilm streaming service

    By 19 April 2011

    Lovefilm and The Walt Disney Company have signed a deal that brings Disney movie and TV content to the rental service's streaming platform. Older titles will be available to watch as part of a subscription package, while newer films will initially be Transactional...

  • Digital Stream DPS-1000   review
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    Digital Stream DPS-1000 review

    By 13 April 2011

    Lovefilm is on a charge. Having eclipsed its mail order competition and spent a year streaming its wares to games consoles and every web-connected TV going, the movie monster has joined yet another platform. Lovefilm’s latest appearance is on the Onyx...

  • 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...

  • Lovefilm: It's all in the name
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    Lovefilm: It's all in the name

    By 7 March 2011

    It wasn't so long ago that renting a DVD meant traipsing down to Blockbuster only to find that the film you wanted was out of stock. Determined to watch something, you'd hastily choose an alternative, forget to return it on time and then get slapped...

  • Lovefilm takes Samsung Blu-ray players to the flicks
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    Lovefilm takes Samsung Blu-ray players to the flicks

    By 31 January 2011

    Lovefilm's relentless assault across digital platforms has increased, with the announcement by Samsung that the video rental service will be hitting its Blu-ray players, and Blu-ray home cinema systems. Lovefilm can already be accessed on Samsung TVs...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #30
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #30

    By 21 January 2011

    It's all go with the Pocket-lint team this week, as each of them has some amazing news to bring to the table. Features editor Dan chats about his encounter with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, reporter Paul regales us with tales of the European launch...

  • Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone
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    Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone

    By 20 January 2011

    With so many dealings with each other in the past, it's of little surprise that Amazon has finally decided to buy up UK based movie rental service Lovefilm. The companies have been intertwined ever since Lovefilm acquired Amazon's European DVD rental...

  • Amazon buys Lovefilm
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    Amazon buys Lovefilm

    By 20 January 2011

    Amazon has acquired the remaining shares in DVD rental and movie streaming service Lovefilm International, effectively giving the online retail giant 100 per cent ownership. And while this is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory...

  • Lovefilm lands on Sony SMP-N100 netbox
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    Lovefilm lands on Sony SMP-N100 netbox

    By 12 January 2011

    Lovefilm has announced the latest platform for its movie-streaming service - the Sony Bravia SMP-N100 network media player. The move, which brings the movie rental service to the netbox arena for the first time, extends Lovefilm's ever growing reach....

  • Lovefilm online catalogue gathers Momentum
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    Lovefilm online catalogue gathers Momentum

    By 22 November 2010

    Indie film lovers are in for a treat, assuming that they're Lovefilm users as well, as the video rental service has announced a deal with independent distributor Momentum Pictures to beef up its internet movies-on-demand catalogue. The boost to the digital...