When Rakuten launched the beta for its Wuaki.tv any-way-you-want-it video service in the UK, it left out the mobile apps that many crave. The company is rectifying that mistake today by officially bringing its Android and iOS clients to the country. There are few surprises for those who've used the apps in Spain, although the necessary Android update brings an option to rate shows. There's also more platform support on the way -- Wuaki.tv says that Brits will get access through game consoles and smart TVs later in the summer. As long as you're content with watching videos over WiFi, you can grab both apps through the source links.
Wuaki.tv brings unique TV and movie streaming service to iPad and Android users
· iPad and Android users can access unlimited streaming of movies and TV series through a Wuaki Plus subscription, for £2.99 per month for life
· Newer releases available for rental and purchase through apps, direct to devices
· Wuaki.tv is the only combined rental, purchase and subscription streaming service in the UK
· Wuaki.tv features a catalogue of thousands of titles of movies and TV series, including titles from major Hollywood Studios and the BBC.
London, UK, 8th August 2013 – Wuaki.tv, a leading movie and TV series streaming service, today announced the launch of Wuaki.tv apps for iPad and Android, bringing the company's extensive catalogue of movies and TV series to the iPad and Android platform.
The apps allow iPad and Android users to access thousands of hours of movie and TV content through Wuaki.tv's unique hybrid streaming service.
Users can browse Wuaki.tv's entire catalogue and choose to rent or purchase the latest new releases on an a la carte basis direct to their device. Those with a Wuaki Plus subscription will have unlimited streaming access to movies and TV series from major Hollywood Studios including Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and major UK and international distributors, including the BBC.
Previously purchased and rented movies and TV series will also be automatically available through the 'My Library' section once a user signs into their account, and personal wishlists will also be synced. The Android application automatically adjusts screen resolution to provide the best picture quality on different screen sizes.
The release is the first example of Wuaki.tv's expansion onto new device platforms following the company's UK beta launch last month. Support for games consoles and smartTVs will follow over the summer months.
"When we launched in the UK we promised to bring further device support to tablets, games consoles and smartTVs, so our customers can access great movies and TV shows on any device they choose" comments Jacinto Roca, CEO of Wuaki.tv. "The iPad and Android apps are the first example of this, and we'll be supporting more devices very soon. We know people don't want to be tied to just one device and aim to give our users access their favourite content on all their devices."
A Wuaki Plus subscription is priced at £5.99 per month, providing unlimited access to the company's extensive and regularly-refreshed selection of great films and TV shows. For a limited time at post-launch early subscribers to the beta phase can take advantage of a special offer of a Wuaki Plus subscription for £2.99 per month for life. Newly released titles for rental and purchase are priced individually. The iPad and Android apps are available now from the App Store and Google Play. Both apps require a Wifi connection to allow movie and TV shows to be streamed.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16