Samsung To Offer Film & TV Broadband Downloads
Samsung is set to launch a new film & TV broadband download service that’s available on either a PC or Samsung mobile phone.
The launch of the new service will take place first in the UK, with an impressive 10,000 films and TV shows available to download using a broadband connection.
They can either be bought permanently or rented out for a period of 24 hours – with the selection of films including top Hollywood action.
The prices aren’t bad either. If consumers want to own a film then it costs from £6.99 to £16.99, depending on the movie. Rentals cost are from £2.49 to £3.99 for a 24-hour period with both a PC version and a mobile phone version available for each film.
The service will originally be available on the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition handset and will be included on other models in the future.
The Head of Content for Samsung, Nick-Turner Samuels said, “It’s not necessarily a giant profit making machine, but it will be looked at as a revenue making machine”.
Overall there are questions as to whether the new service will be reliable or not. There are also doubts over mobile broadband download speeds and how they will affect the download service.
Samsung will be launching the new service as a test with a view to full launch if the service is well received and download problems minimised.