Blockbuster announces new Android app to make movie renting more mobile

By: Steve Tuesday January 8, 2013 0 comments Tags: Amazon, Android, Blockbuster, DISH, Englewood, Google Play, Michael Kelly

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ENGLEWOOD - Blockbuster is releasing an Android app that allows users to browse a catalog of more than 100,000 movies and games, manage their Blockbuster by Mail queue and check the availability of the newest releases at their local store, the company announced.

The Blockbuster app is compatible with Android operating systems (Gingerbread and later) and is available for free download in Google Play and Amazon app stores.

"Whether you're standing in line for a latte or on the train for your evening commute, now you can decide which new release to pick up before you get to the store and make sure it's in stock," said Michael Kelly, Blockbuster president.

"And if you're a Blockbuster by Mail member, you can add, re-prioritize and remove movies from your queue. It's like having the entire 100,000-plus movie catalog at your fingertips, wherever and whenever you want to peruse it."

Customers who already use the Blockbuster streaming app can continue to do so, the company said. Blockbuster said it has an update planned for its iOS app to launch later this quarter.

Blockbuster is a subsidiary of DISH Network. For more information, visit www.blockbuster.com.

 

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