Verizon Gets Cracking with Crackle Video Content
Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of a new subscription movie service to its V CAST Video offering. The service, which is provided by Crackle and offers content from Sony Pictures, costs $6 per month on top of the $10 V CAST Video subscription and necessary data package. According to Verizon, Crackle's library includes action, comedy, drama, and science fiction movies. There will be 19 movies available at launch, with two new movies added to the library each month. It is available to all V CAST-capable phones, and select BlackBerries and select Android devices.
Sony's PlayStation Video App Lets Android Devices Access Movies
Sony recently released the PlayStation Video application for Android devices. The app is essentially a portal to Sony's video content store and lets people watch movies or TV shows they've purchased or rented from Sony.
Google Play Store Begins Adding 4K Movies
Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
Microsoft Adds Disney Anywhere Content to Movies & TV
Microsoft today announced a new partnership with Disney that adds content from the Disney Movies Anywhere service to Microsoft's Movies & TV video service. Microsoft says users who connect their Microsoft Movies & TV account with a Disney Movies Anywhere account will automatically see content cross-populate their libraries.
Verizon's Mobile Video Offering to Be Partially Supported
Verizon Wireless is preparing to release an over-the-top mobile video service this summer and it will be supported by sponsored data. This means Verizon's wireless customers will be able to enjoy at least some of the programming without it counting against their monthly data bundle.
iPhone can get Netflix
This is kind of stupid
I can understand (sort of) Sony wanting to do their own thing, especially since this will be movie content. But if they did that, they should've released it as a separate app, not as something tied to vcast.