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BlackBerry PlayBook Video Store Now Available in Canada


The BlackBerry Video Store on the PlayBook launched in February of this year powered by Rovi Entertainment service but it was limited to the US. RIM later promised that the store would support more countries by the end of the year. Well it looks like we are now one step further towards that goal with the BlackBerry Video Store now being available to all BlackBerry PlayBook owners in Canada starting today.

Here is how RIM describes the store:

The BlackBerry Video Store offers a catalog of thousands of movies and TV shows with new releases available for purchase or rent. With the Video Store, customers have the option of streaming a trailer before making a purchase decision, and can also begin watching media as soon as they start to download a file. They won’t have to wait for the entire file to transfer before they can begin enjoying great entertainment on the tablet’s high resolution display or on an HDTV using the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s HDMI output.

PlayBook owners in Canada can now download the Video Store from App World and download their movies right away.

8 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!

    now i can finally have the ability to

    1. look at movies available to download on my playbook
    2. look at the prices to download movies on my playbook
    3. fall down
    4. get up
    5. go to my computer anddownload the movie for free
    6. watch said movies for free

    lol.. but its good to look at!

  2. LOL! Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many, but it’s not sustainable if everyone does that. The entire movie & music industries will collapse if everyone downloads copyright material for free. While I do agree the salaries in some industries are ridiculous (professional sports, for instance!), we need to support the folks who earn a living entertaining us and making us laugh.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in favor of tarrifs and policing laws, but everyone should do what their conscience tells them 🙂

  3. there are alternative ways to do it

    subsidize the process with ads

    I would gladly pay 5-8 bucks for a movie and have to watch 10 min of ads first

  4. I agree, prices of $30 for a BluRay disc is ridiculous. I’ll buy the same for $18 on DVD. I’m certainly not spending $38 at the theatre for movie + popcorn & drink.

    Prices need to come down a bit more to about $10 for a new release on DVD, $15 on BluRay. Perhaps then more folks would buy it rather than download for free. Maybe?

    I think you do get to watch 10 mins of ads now anyway 😛 They’re called trailers 😉

  5. Only issue with the video store is that if you have 16GB playbook, you run out of space very quickly.

  6. selection is not the greatest though… first 6 searches a while back on the video store, got only 1 positive hit. All popular movies.

    anyone knows if they add more movies that are a couple of years old? do they keep improving their repertoire? Miramax movies could not be found.

  7. Joined new .ca video store here in Canada,.but although my card has been charged the movie won’t download. It just starts up for a few seconds, then nothing…

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