Blinkbox gets new download and watch offline feature

Movie rentals site Blinkbox has introduced a new 'watch offline' feature that allows customers to download their favourite TV shows and films to their iOS and Android supported devices to enjoy later.

The new update, which is rolling out to Apple iPads and Android-powered tablets as we speak, allows customers to store thecontent they have bought from Blinkbox on as many as five devices - perfect for the family's Christmas viewing needs.

Blinkbox CEO Adrian Letts said: "The ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features and will transform the way many customers use Blinkbox - whether that's by allowing more freedom to watch what they want in the home - or taking their entertainment on the move."

Plenty of new titles have been added to Blinkbox to coincide with the update. These became available after the company signed a landmark deal with Entertainment Film Distributors. American Hustle, The Giver, The Butler, Transcendence and August: Osage County are just a few of the titles that customers will now be able to enjoy.

The Blinkbox library also recently expanded following a deal with Channel 4, bringing classic comedies including Peep Show, The Inbetweeners, and Derek to the service.

If you have recently purchased a Hudl 2 tablet from Tesco, Blinkbox will be pre-installed, but for everyone else it can be downloaded from the iOS app store for iPad and Google Play Store on the majority of Android tablets. Just make sure that you do not upgrade to the Lollipop operating system because it currently doesn't support the app.

Source: Expert Reviews

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