mSpot has launched their new mobile video rental and streaming service for BlackBerry Smartphones. More commonly known as a company which has offered ringtones and music downloads for a number of platforms, mSpot has teamed up with some big media players such as Paramount, Universal and The Weinstein Company which opens up access to a selection of movie titles.
One thing mSpot has over other offerings such as PrimeTime2Go is that they are utilizing the carriers network to bring you all this new content so it's available as long as you have carrier coverage. Pricing models are realistic as well which mSpot I'm sure hopes will give them an edge over the rest. A quick look into the services reveals:
Mobile Movies works on 30+ different phones (incl. iPhone, Blackberry, Android and more)
Watch movie trailers for free
Rent single full-length movies for only $4.99
Up to 4 movies for $9.99 when you join the Movie Club
Not all movies are available in the Movie Club.
It's great to see big media lossening the strings a little and offering these kinds of things. Long have they ignored the mobile market and now to see some of them embrace it is a good sign of things to come. However, in my testing I did come across one thing that struck me as weird and i Hope mSpot sees it as well. While visiting their site on my device it immediately told me my device was unsupported, yet in their FAQ section it says if "previews" play on your device you will be able to purchase and view the full length video. This could be a bit confusing for the unintiated so mSpot might wanna look into that so that they do not have customer just assume it's not going to work. Check it out on your device and let us know how you feel about the service in the comments.
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