Lovefilm Now Available on the iPad
Lovefilm customers can now enjoy streaming movies and trailers anywhere they go, as the service now offers an Apple iPad app.
Subscribers can link the app to their Lovefilm accounts to stream movies instantly. iPad streaming is available to subscribers paying £5.99 or more per month for no additional fee.
Titles available for instant viewing include A Single Man; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Wrestler; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; and Red.
"Lovefilm's debut on iPad is a huge win for our customers as the latest platform to support the service. This is a huge leap in movie watching for the 21st Century -- making Lovefilm more portable than ever before," says Simon Calver, CEO of Lovefilm. "Lovefilm on iPad is the latest step in giving film fans total control over their viewing schedule and our commitment to expanding the ways in which members can stream movies and TV series on a range of devices."
Yesterday, Lovefilm singed an exclusive, long-term deal with StudioCanal. It gives Lovefilm's customers in the U.K. and Germany 12 months of access to content from the international film distributor. The agreement only applies to streaming customers.
The arrangement offers an unspecified number of movies, available for an unspecified length of time.
Agreements increase the amount of premium TV content available for LoveFilm Instant subscribers.
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