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Netflix, the master of video subscription services, has updated their mobile app to Version 7.0. Now the Netflix app is optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so you can see more content, and you'll be able to watch your favorite shows and movies in 1080p on the iPhone 6 Plus. They have also added iOS 8 support and Chromecast improvements.
You can download Netflix for free on the App Store.
The Alchemists (with Warner Bros.) has just released new app called Transcendence: Origins, which also serves as a prequel plot for upcoming sci-fi major motion movie Transcendence, due out in theaters in mid-April 2014.
The game makes the player pick sides. Does one help the Living Machines Lab or work to thwart it? Multiple choices, interactions and differing endings sew the gameplay together. The game promises to flow smoothly with the beginning of the movie.
Transcendence: Origins is available for free on the App Store.
Fan of the BigStar Movies app and those looking for a new subscription-based video streaming service will be happy to hear about the latest update. Along with their catalog of lesser known titles including some gems, the app now supports AirPlay for HD streaming, and HD upscaling on iOS devices happens faster. Also added is a new “collections” section to help find specialty items, with five categories to start and the promise of more to come. The movie info now shows in a side panel and the whole app was rebuilt for increased stability.
BigStar Movies is a lot like Netflix, but it doesn’t replicate the service. There aren’t tons of mainstream movies here and practically no TV, but there are lots of smaller film festival award winners, and lots and lots of indie across genres. The pricing plan and payment methods are also different. Netflix and similar services require you to sign up and create an account online. They use their own billing services and cost a bit more. BigStar Movies allows you to do the same, and you’ll even find a good discount through online sign-up right now – three months for $4.99, the price of one – but the app also allows you to subscribe via iTunes, nice for those who don't have credit cards.
The app has the requisite social media integration, enhanced in this update, along with trailers and user ratings. The catalog of movies is the same in Canada as the US, which is unusual and suggests the app's service is available in its entirety wherever the app is available for download. BigStar is definitely for a certain type of movie lover, so be sure to check out their selections before subscribing. If underground and small indie films are your thing, though, this is a great time to give BigStar Movies a try.
For the movie industry the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important events in which to preview films and watch the stars. The 65th annual festival is happening in France right now, but if you weren't able to secure an invite or make the journey, hope is not lost. Film buffs and star gazers can keep tabs on the festival with The Hoolywood Reporter's new iPad app, Hollywood Reporter: Cannes Film Festival. And, if you did get there and find the opulence a little overwhelming, this app serves as an on-site guide as well.
Calling itself the ultimate companion, the app provides almost-live news, film reviews, and of course, lots of video for those of us watching from afar. Look for lots of Red Carpet moments, gossip from exclusive parties, extensive photo galleries and oh and did I say videos? Ardent fans can even download The Hollywood Reporter festival dailies to see what’s happened so far and not miss any of the remaining action.
And for those on scene there are interactive maps, extensive screening listings, and a mini Cannes travellers’ guide. We envy those enjoying the movie nights on The Riviera, but for the rest of us, this app brings home almost everything except the sun, sand, and surf .
Shazam has done wonders for that moment where one hears a clip of a song and has no idea what the song actually is. Now, there's an app that promises to do the same for movie trailers. Movie Pal is that app.
All the user has to do is listen to a few seconds of a trailer with the app and it immediately tags the film for future reference. It uses this information to then remind the user of when it's coming out.
Further functionality comes from the options to see ratings, show times and even buy tickets from within the app. Hundreds of movie trailers can also be viewed and there are movie recommendations for what to watch on iTunes and Netflix. Movie Pal looks set to be an ideal way of keeping up to date with all things movies and just in time for summer blockbuster season to get into full swing.
Movie Pal is out now and it's free.
One of the biggest comic book films of all time is set to be released in the US this coming weekend in the form of The Avengers.
I'm one of those lucky people to have already seen it thanks to being based in the UK (go see it this weekend, it's awesome) but I didn't get the chance to interact with fans through Movie Clock.
Movie Clock is an app that not offers plenty of fun features for a low price.
There's a countdown timer for all the biggest movie releases like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises but it also offers a portal for checking out local showtimes, buying tickets directly, checking out movie trailers and interacting with other fans via the app's "check-in" feature.
It's a great all rounder for movie fans and with summer blockbuster season creeping up, it's an ideal time to check it out.
Movie Clock is out now, priced at $0.99.