Lovefilm archive

  • Lovefilm PS3 now live in UK
    Gaming

    Lovefilm PS3 now live in UK

    By 10 November 2010

    Lovefilm's movie streaming service is now available on the PlayStation 3. Subscribers can access thousands of standard definition (DVD-quality) versions of films from the rental giant's catalogue, and watch them via their Sony games console. The icon...

  • Netflix goes disc-free on PS3
    Home Cinema

    Netflix goes disc-free on PS3

    By 14 October 2010

    Over here in England's green and pleasant land (and Scotland's, Wales' and Northern Ireland's too, of course) we've been cheered greatly by the news that Lovefilm will be hurtling the way of our PS3s via our broadband connections. And just as we thought...

  • PS3 Lovefilm will cost from £5.99 a month
    Gaming

    PS3 Lovefilm will cost from £5.99 a month

    By 14 October 2010

    Pocket-lint has already brought you news that Lovefilm's movie-streaming service, already a massive success on PCs and compatible Samsung and Sony TVs and home cinema kit, is coming to PS3. Now we can let you know how much it's going to cost. Basically,...

  • Lovefilm coming to a PS3 near you
    Home Cinema

    Lovefilm coming to a PS3 near you

    By 11 October 2010

    Film fans rejoice as it appears that the movie service Lovefilm will be coming to the PS3 in the very near future - possibly as early as next month. The news comes in from vg247 and a PlayStation YouTube channel "LOVEFiLM is coming to PlayStation 3" which...

  • Google TV: Detailed and explained
    Home Cinema

    Google TV: Detailed and explained

    By 5 October 2010

    Google TV promises to revolutionise our televisions and bring the web into the living room, but what exactly is it, and what will it bring. On the eve of the Logitech and Sony launch events in the US, Google has finally laid down some of the assets,...

  • Amazon to buy Lovefilm?
    Home Cinema

    Amazon to buy Lovefilm?

    By 20 September 2010

    Lovefilm, the online movie rental service in the UK, could be about to be bought by Amazon according to the Sunday Times. The service that lets users have movies delivered to their door without the hassle of going to the video shop and standing there...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Lovefilm (Samsung Internet@TV)
    Home Cinema

    APP OF THE DAY - Lovefilm (Samsung Internet@TV)

    By 26 August 2010

    Everybody is comfortable with the concept of apps on their mobile devices nowadays. Indeed, what exactly would an iPhone or iPad actually be without apps? But the concept is growing rapidly, and spreading to other forms of home entertainment kit. Pure...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Lovefilm (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - Lovefilm (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch)

    By 17 August 2010

    We’ve hit that hour where we turn our attention to apps - big apps, small apps, every different size of app. Today we have something really handy, that will help to keep your movie rentals under control. If you happen to have an Apple device, and a...

  • Samsung LE40C650   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung LE40C650 review

    By 23 July 2010

    Selling for as much as £899 from the likes of Tesco and Argos, we spotted this mid-range Samsung LCD selling online for under £650 - and at that price it's an absolute steal. As well as being a Full HD panel with a touch of class, the red-tinted LE40C650...

  • There's no rewinding for Blockbuster
    Home Cinema

    There's no rewinding for Blockbuster

    By 5 July 2010

    Blockbuster, once the cream of video rentals on both sides of the pond, has come a cropper in the digital age and its stock has fallen so low that it has been de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange. The former rental champion has struggled to compete...

  • Sony BRAVIA KDL-40NX503 television review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sony BRAVIA KDL-40NX503 television review

    By 10 June 2010

    The new range of BRAVIA televisions are finally out. Split into four ranges, the NX range, standing for network, offers the middle ground for those that can't justify going for the all-singing all-dancing top of the pile offerings from the Signature and...

  • LOVEFiLM goes live on Samsung TVs
    Home Cinema

    LOVEFiLM goes live on Samsung TVs

    By 18 May 2010

    LOVEFiLM brought its movie streaming service to Sony BRAVIA TVs and Blu-ray players back in March and now it's Samsung's turn to get involved. The following internet enabled TV models are now ready to receive all the movie goodness that LOVEFiLM has to...

  • Lovefilm offers Oscar-winner for free
    Home Cinema

    Lovefilm offers Oscar-winner for free

    By 26 April 2010

    Movie-subscription service Lovefilm has secured the exclusive Blu-ray and DVD rental rights to Oscar-winner Departures, which secured the Best Foreign Language Film award at this year's ceremony. The company is also offering subscribers the chance to...

  • LOVEFiLM goes live on BRAVIA Internet Video enabled devices
    Home Cinema

    LOVEFiLM goes live on BRAVIA Internet Video enabled devices

    By 22 March 2010

    Sony BRAVIA Internet Video users can now get the LOVEFiLM streaming service on their telly and Blu-ray players at home without having to do anything but decide where to sit. The service, which has gone live on Monday, will let LOVEFiLM members instantly...

  • LOVEFiLM offers free iPhone app
    Gaming

    LOVEFiLM offers free iPhone app

    By 18 February 2010

    LOVEFiLM has announced the launch of its first official iPhone app that will see subscribers able to view and manage their rental lists on the move. The app allows users to search and browse through LOVEFiLM's database of over 65,000 DVDs, Blu-rays and...

  • Samsung's Internet@TV tellies to offer BBC iPlayer
    Home Cinema

    Samsung's Internet@TV tellies to offer BBC iPlayer

    By 12 January 2010

    Samsung has announced a major update to its Internet@TV platform that will see owners of such a TV able to store around 70 to 100 applications on the new platform including the likes of the BBC's iPlayer service, LOVFiLM movie streaming and Muzu.TV for...

  • LoveFilm streams first virtual movie premiere
    Online

    LoveFilm streams first virtual movie premiere

    By 25 September 2009

    Lovefilm, the online DVD rental service, has announced that it'll be hosting the UK's first live streaming premiere of a movie. It's a film called Vinyan, which is about a couple looking for their child, lost during 2004's Tsunami. The movie will be screened...

  • Netflix DVD rental service heading to the UK?
    Home Cinema

    Netflix DVD rental service heading to the UK?

    By 15 June 2009

    Netflix, the US DVD-by-post rental service could be coming to the UK, after LoveFilm announced that it is putting itself up for sale. According to PaidContent, the company has confirmed to the industry website that "Lovefilm has received approaches and...

  • Twitter considers charging for corporate accounts
    Online

    Twitter considers charging for corporate accounts

    By 10 February 2009

    Twitter could soon charge commercial accounts for using its micro-blogging services, a company exec has revealed. The site's popularity has dramatically increased recently with almost 1000% growth in a year, but as with many Web 2.0 start-ups, does not...

  • LOVEFiLM defies credit crunch
    Home Cinema

    LOVEFiLM defies credit crunch

    By 23 January 2009

    It seems more and more people are opting to stay in to avoid the high costs of dining out, if LOVEFiLM's latest customer figures are to be believed. According to the company's CEO, Simon Calver, the DVD by post rental service has announced that the company...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM
    Home Cinema

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Toshiba XD-E500 with a year's free LOVEFiLM

    By 14 December 2008

    Today in our countdown to Christmas gift guide we have for you a DVD player - but - no ordinary DVD player as it is the Toshiba XD-E500. The XD-E500 is what is known as an upscaler. Such players have the ability to extend the image resolution of standard...

  • Toshiba offers LOVEFiLM rentals with XDE DVD player
    Home Cinema

    Toshiba offers LOVEFiLM rentals with XDE DVD player

    By 10 November 2008

    Toshiba is trying to tempt consumers this Christmas by offering a year's worth of movie rentals with one of its new DVD players. Toshiba's new XD-E500 DVD player comes with 12 months free rental subscription to movie website lovefilm.com, which is said...

  • LOVEFiLM: Blu-ray seeing good uptake in UK
    Home Cinema

    LOVEFiLM: Blu-ray seeing good uptake in UK

    By 13 October 2008

    LOVEFiLM, the UK's largest online rental service, has told Pocket-lint that Blu-ray is proving to be a success despite some parties suggesting that downloads will supersede the format before it gets going. "We are amongst the sharp edge of the UK entertainment...

  • LOVEFiLM rental service review
    Online 4 out of 5

    LOVEFiLM rental service review

    By 12 September 2008

    You can’t help have heard of LOVEFiLM thanks to their wide advertising over recent years. But have you ever considered using a postal service for movie rentals? We decided to check them out. For most people, renting a film involves browsing through...

  • Amazon invests in LoveFilm, becomes biggest shareholder
    Home Cinema

    Amazon invests in LoveFilm, becomes biggest shareholder

    By 4 February 2008

    Amazon is to become the largest shareholder of online DVD rental firm LoveFilm in a deal that will include rebranding its UK and German DVD rental business under the LoveFilm banner. Following completion of the cash investment deal and partnership agreement,...