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20th Century Fox to allow digital downloads of purchased Blu-ray titles to Android phones

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20th Century Fox to allow digital downloads of purchased Blu-ray titles to Android phones
20th Century Fox has announced that it will allow those who buy certain Blu-ray flavored DVD's after October, to download the content onto their Android powered handset. The disc, after purchase, is loaded onto the users PC from where it is sideloaded onto an Android handset. The first disc that can be downloaded onto an Android phone will be "X-Men: First Class" which can be pre-ordered now.

Once again, it is the strong momentum of Android that has captured the attention of content providers. Vincent Marcais, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fox said that the studio is using the strong support for the Android OS as a way to promote the idea that Blu-ray discs are the best way to see your favorite titles on all of your screens. The executive says that Fox started the service with the idea that people want to own the movies they like. Other services like Netflix only "rent" their content in return for a monthly fee. Purchasing a Fox Blu-ray disc gives ownership of the movie to the buyer and there are no monthly charges. The service will first be available in the U.S., UK, France and Germany. 

With 20th Century Fox allowing digital downloads of Blu-ray discs, Android owners will be able to build a library of specific titles on their device. We wouldn't be surprised to see other studios joining 20th Century Fox with their own digital download plans for smartphones very soon.

source: FinancialTimes via AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Jul 2011, 15:48

1. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


damn we are gonna need 100 gig memory cards soon, and can we even watch blue ray movies on our phones?

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 15:59

2. Alex (unregistered)


My guess would be that it would be the equivalent of digital copy

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 16:21

3. xyzdragon (unregistered)


first of all, blue ray is spelled wrong it is blu-ray. anyway for the little 5in screen do we really going for 1080p i think 720p is good enough.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 16:44

4. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


my fault bro im ESL

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:03

10. jura21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)


but the tablets can surely bring 1080p movies to life...

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 17:30

5. networkdood (Posts: 5618; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Android Free Movies....

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 21:07

6. HTC_Thunderbolt (unregistered)


Where do you get free Android movies

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 21:25

7. JReekes (unregistered)


Blu-ray flavored DVD's

Anybody else find this contradicting?

That's like saying a vinyl flavored cassette tape

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:02

9. jura21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)


maybe its a BD rip at 1080p....like those found on torrents sites....they come at 4-5gb for the full movie

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:01

8. jura21 (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)


m sure the tablets will increase in sales if BD streaming and downloads are allowed....too bad the galaxy tab doesnt come with a mem card...but s BD movie should be 10-12gb i guess??

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