Blinkbox adds offline viewing for tablets

Tesco-owned movie and TV streaming service Blinkbox has added offline support for iPads and Android tablets, allowing viewers to download content to these devices. The ‘Watch Offline’ update allows customers to download movies and TV shows bought on Blinkbox to up to five devices, and rented films to one tablet. Commenting on the move, Blinkbox […]

Blinkbox adds UltraViolet support

Tesco-owned digital store Blinkbox has added support for the UltraViolet digital movie and TV locker service, letting customers access digital versions of physical disks they have bought in-store. Announcing the move, Blinkbox said that customers can now instantly stream or download select DVDs and Blu-rays, marked with the UltraViolet logo, that they have bought as physical […]

Tesco shuts Clubcard TV, reportedly looks to sell Blinkbox

Tesco has reportedly put its movie and TV streaming service Blinkbox up for sale and is said to be considering closing the business if a buyer can’t be found. According to a Times newspaper report, Tesco is reviewing “all options” for the loss-making business, though CEO Dave Lewis reportedly told senior Blinbox staff of his […]

Blinkbox Movies and TV goes live on Chromecast

Tesco-owned online video service, Blinkbox Movies and TV, is now available to access through Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming device. Users can now ‘cast’ Blinkbox titles from the Blinkbox site in their web browser, or from Blinkbox’s iPad and Android app, onto their TV. “Customers can use their laptop or tablet to browse and cast content […]

Blinkbox launches on Xbox One, Chromecast app in the works

Tesco-owned movie and TV rental service Blinkbox has launched a dedicated app for the Xbox One games console and is working on an app for Google’s Chromecast streaming stick. The web service, which lets users watch or buy content on a pay-per-title basis, already has apps available for the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Apple […]

Tesco adds Clubcard TV to Find Any Film

Tesco has done a deal with FindAnyFilm.com, adding its free online movie and TV service, Clubcard TV, to the content aggregation site.  FindAnyFilm.com is designed to act as a one-stop shop for consumers to find legal film availability in the UK – encompassing download and streaming services, cinema listings, DVD, Blu-Ray and UltraViolet titles. “At […]

Blinkbox co-founder takes on expanded role

Blinkbox co-founder Adrian Letts has been appointed managing director of the Tesco-owned business’ movie and TV store, focussed on driving this side of the service.  Letts, who set up Blinkbox in 2006 before selling to Tesco in 2006, takes the new role alongside his existing position as COO of the broader Blinkbox Group business – […]

Blinkbox sales up 245% over Christmas

Tesco-owned TV and movie streaming service Blinkbox claims it had a “record breaking” Christmas, with sales up by 245% year-on-year over the festive period. The UK online store claimed that a surge in pre-Christmas tablet sales helped boost the figures, with sales on mobile devices – mainly tablets – up 674% compared to the previous […]

YouView takes UK catch-up lead

UK connected TV platform, YouView, is now the largest catch-up TV provider in the UK, according to the latest stats from digital media consultancy Decipher. The firm’s Q3 2013 audit claims that the YouView platform’s catch-up assets grew by 25% in the quarter to 2,677 programmes, beating Sky, which has 2,592 content assets. In spite […]

Blinkbox launches PS3 app

Tesco-owned UK video-on-demand store Blinkbox has launched a dedicated app for the Sony PlayStation 3 console. Blinkbox is already available via Microsoft Xbox games consoles, as well as on PCs, Macs, Android and Apple tablets, selected set-top boxes and Blu-ray players and on Samsung, LG, Phillips and Toshiba smart TVs. Blinkbox said that the PS3 […]