So is Apple really going to compete in streaming movie service? Many of us are just plain curious what is Apple planning to do which such a huge datacenter when they are really mainly selling hardwares like Macs, iPhones and iPad.
It is rumored that they want to go into movie/TV Streaming service like Netflix which are leading in US market right now. We have no idea, but a company like Apple with so much cash on hand, they can really walk in to any market right now and just dominate.
By Passing the Apple’s iTunes Store Restrictions with Warner Brother’s App
One issue about Apple’s iTunes Store is that it is not available in all countries, so countries like Singapore, we can’t buy music or movies from Apple’s iTunes Store. So Warner Brothers thought of a very good idea, to sell their movies as an App! Lucky for us, App Store is available in almost all countries that have iPhones or iPad. Thus users won’t have any issue buying the app and stream the movie instead!
Free for download, in-app purchase to buy the movie
Currently only Inception and Dark Knight are available for download, but the apps not only stream, it also allows you to download the full video which you can watch without internet connectivity. What’s more is that they even included extras, trivia, social sharing features and sound tracks! Very cool har? What even better is that the Apps are actually FREE, so you can download the app for free, watch a 5mins preview and decide if you want to buy the Movie or not. If you wish to buy, you can do so with the in-app purchase which will cost you USD11.99 for Inception and USD 9.99 for Dark Knight.
Ping is launched together with the release of iTunes 10. So do we really need another social network? Anyway remember Facebook Movie Trailer? Remember the “fake” Twitter Movie Trailer? Now we have Ping’s Movie Trailer!
Check it out!
If you have not seen Facebook’s Movie Trailer, check it out here.
iPad have been used in many ways, to help doctors in their surgery operations, view movies, check mails, now it is used to direct Movie Production! It is being used by Michael Bay to direct his latest movie – Transformer 3! In the photo we see here, he should be showing some scene drawing or some writing on the scene that they are going to film. Quite cool ya? [MacForums]
Apple announced the launch of iTunes movie download for France and Ireland, offering both purchases and rental from major studios.
Apple’s movie rental program allows users 30 days from the time of payment in which to watch content, although once a movie has been started, customers have 48 hours to complete their viewing.
Apple launched movie purchases through the iTunes Store in the U.S. with Disney in late 2006, and has expanded both its content and geographic reach over the years. iTunes Store movie rentals first appeared in the U.S. in early 2008.
So when will iTunes Music and Movie be coming to Singapore?! We are still waiting…