A streaming service provided by Tesco, BlinkBox tend to get popular new content earlier than most of the other streaming providers.
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Pro Early Release Content
Unlike many of the subscription services, Blinkbox offers the very latest movies as they come out on Blu-ray of DVD. And thanks to the Digital HD initiative from Fox Home Entertainment and other studios, you will often find blockbuster content that hasn't even been released on disc yet.
Pro UltraViolet Locker Service
BlinkBox registers your purchased movies with UltraViolet, ensuring your digital content isn't locked in to the service from which you purchase it (i.e. protecting you from potential future issues with that service).
Pro Rent or Buy options
Start playing within 30 days. Finish watching in 48 hours on up to 2 devices.
Watch on up to 5 devices.
Pro No Subscription
No subscription, simply pay for what you want to watch, when you want to watch it.
Pro Price: Variable By Feature, Definition and Rent vs Purchase.
A new film, including those that are released before they even make it on to disc formats, cost £3.49 to rent on SD, £4.49 for HD. To buy a new film, expect to pay from £9.99 for SD, £13.99 for HD. Bought films stay on your account "forever", many of which being available in your UltraViolet locker too. Rented films or shows must be watched within 30 days of rental, you then have 48 hours to finish watching them once started.
Older catalogue films cost £2.49 to rent the SD version, £3.49 for the HD. To buy them it will cost £6.99 and £9.99 respectively.
TV shows cost from £1.89 per episode for standard definition, £2.49 for HD. Box sets are also available to buy outright. You cannot rent TV shows.
There are also some special offers and sales on content.
Pro Loyalty Scheme: Tesco Clubcard
Tesco Clubcard members get one Clubcard point for every £1 spent on Blinkbox. And because you can also add credit on to your account rather than pay via card for each transaction, it's a good way to budget your entertainment consumption.