It's rare that an iOS movie-streaming app receives little notice, but earlier this week, Amazon released the LOVEFiLM Player for iPad without fanfare. LOVEFiLM is the UK equivalent of Netflix, which allows users to rent DVDs and Blu-ray discs by post or stream them online. In January of this year, US-based Amazon bought the UK company to help cement its roll in the United Kingdom as the go-to place to rent physical or digital media.
The LOVEFiLM Player for iPad unchains LOVEFiLM members from their computers or DVD players and allows them to stream movies over a Wi-Fi connection. The app also allows customers to watch movie trailers, rate films and manage their LOVEFiLM DVD or Bluray rental queue.
LOVEFiLM Player for iPad is a free download and exclusive to the UK App Store. Membership rates that allow streaming to the iPad app start at £5.99.