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BlackBerry Video Store for PlayBook Launches in the US


We knew that RIM was bringing a video store to the BlackBerry PlayBook and now it is finally here. PlayBook OS 2.0 introduced a new video store powered by Rovi through their acquired subsidiary Sonic Solutions. The only real catch is that it only works in the US currently but hopefully RIM can expand that further. I like how you can rent or buy thousands of movies and videos directly to your device and play them over HDMI on your TV.

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Features include:

  • Search, download and watch more than 10,000 movies and TV shows wherever you go.
  • Rent or buy content with supporting credit card payment.
  • Watch a movie as it downloads.

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Thanks Todd for the tip!

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  1. I have i working here on my PB bought in Brasil. Gott love proxies… ^^

  2. The problem I have with this is the same I have with any video “purchase” service that strongly limits access to your content, and in the fine print tells you that you dodon’t actually own anything (Sony’s agreement specifically says that the word “own” is used in a marketing context, haven’t read all of RIM’s/Rovi’s yet). In fact, in most cases you’re agreeing to let them revoke access to content you “purchased” at any time.

    I just don’t understand what draws people to this? And at this rather high prices — pretty much the same prices as far less restricted counterparts.

    So: those of you who do use this service (or similar) I’d love to hear some of your reasons for doing so – because I’m not understanding so far. RIM’s service is just as restrictive and over-priced as the next guy’s, so what’s the appeal?

  3. Who cares? Really? I just want to stream video from my Dlink NAS (DLNA) They Added it on my Bold 9900… Hopefully it’s on my playbook too!

    But really? $3.99? I can rent video’s for $0.99 and they want $3.99?

  4. Video rentals – $3.99; Purchases – $19.99?!?

    No thanks, I’ll pass.

  5. Has anyone successfully streamed from Netflix onto their PB?


  6. *sigh* okay thanks…well in the meantime, I am an Amazon Prime member, and the instant watch videos from there play just fine on my PB. (And many of them are free). I’ll stick with that for now.

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