Samsung Launches Mobile Movie StoreBy: Mike Sachoff - March 19, 2009
Samsung Mobile has launched Samsung Movies, a dedicated movie store for its customers powered by digital movie retailer, Acetrax.
The new store allows users to download and watch movies and TV shows on compatible Samsung phones, laptops or PCs. Downloads will be available to rent or purchase.
Samsung Movies has over 500 title including "The Dark Knight," "RocknRolla," and "Ironman."
Samsung says its movie service will initially be available in the UK and Germany before being available in other European markets later in 2009.
"Movies direct from the Hollywood Studios showcase our new Samsung touch screen phones such as the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition said Nick Turner-Samuels, Head of Content at Samsung Mobile UK.
"We’re very excited to be able to provide existing and future customers access to their favorite movies and TV shows across a number of different Samsung platforms."
The company partnered with major movie studios including Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal and Momentum Pictures. By the end of the first quarter of 2009 Samsung it plans to add another 500 titles, followed by an additional 1,000 movies and TV shows by the end of June. There are plans to expand the service to notebooks, MP3 and MP4 players and Samsung TVs.
Samsung Movies start at $3.61 (2.49) for 24-hour rental or from $7.24 (4.99) to own.