News by Andrew Kameka on Monday August 19, 2013.
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Barnes & Noble today made its NOOK Video service available on more than just its own NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color devices. Now Apple iPhones, iPads, and Android phones or tablets will be able to stream movies and TV shows from its app.
NOOK Video provides on-demand streaming or downloading of rented or purchased films and TV shows. Movies are available the day that they arrive on DVD and it connects with UltraViolet to provide free streaming of movies or TV shows for which a customer purchases a DVD. Likewise, purchases made through NOOK that are UltraViolet-compatible can then be viewed on other UltraViolet-compatible devices like Roku. Video can start streaming on one device and resume playback on another.
NOOK Video includes content from HBO, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, STARZ, Viacom, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Disney, among other studios and networks. It streams in SD or HD, but HD video may not be available on all devices.
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