Voddler's Lumia-exclusive video streaming app debuts for European Windows Phone users

Need an extra reason to give a Nokia Lumia some serious consideration? Today, Voddler has announced the official debut of its Windows Phone app for citizens of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Spain. Designed in conjunction with Nokia, the app is exclusive to Lumia owners and provides access to thousands of movies on demand. While many selections are available only as rentals, penny-pinchers will also find a wealth of free, ad-supported videos. Unique to this version, users may partake in a social feature known as Movie Night, which allows like-minded friends to schedule and coordinate movie viewing, chat and then review the flicks. Lumia users will also be treated to four months of Voddler Plus, a subscription service that eschews the ads of free titles and allows individuals to download movies for offline playback. Voddler Plus typically costs 79 SEK (€7.90) per month, so it's not a bad way to dip your toes into the water. Properly situated Lumia owners may download the app today in the Marketplace. For everyone else, feel free to dream of a life more Scandinavian in the PR after the break.

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Voddler launches unique video app for Nokia Lumia smartphones

Jun 12, 2012 01:50 EDT

Voddler, the leading next-generation video-on-demand (VOD) service, today launched a unique video app for Nokia Lumia smartphones. The app brings social back to online movie watching with its Movie Night-feature, which allows friends to synchronize their online viewing. Voddler Movie Night, which only is available to Nokia Lumia consumers, lets friends share movie moments whether they are in the same room or continents away. The app, which Voddler has developed in partnership with Nokia, also offers unique content for Lumia users, including four months of Voddler's membership program Voddler Plus and two movie tickets, so the customers easily can start their first Voddler Lumia Movie Night.

With its unique Lumia-app, Voddler takes mobile film watching one step further. The app offers the same unparalleled viewing experience that Voddler customers are used to from other devices, but more importantly, the Lumia-app introduces the new social concept Voddler Lumia Movie Night. The feature lets friends blend physical and online viewing by scheduling joint movie nights, using the mobile device not just for watching movies but also for scheduling, coordinating, chatting, reviewing and more.

- Watching movies just got social again, also on your mobile! Our app combines the inherent communication strength of a mobile device with online video's flexibility to let you and your friends decide when and where to watch, said Marcus Bäcklund, CEO of Voddler.

In addition, all Lumia-users that create or login to their Voddler-account from their Lumia receive four months of Voddler's membership program Voddler Plus (value 79 SEK or 7.90 EUR/month), which gives more of the regular Voddler. Included in the app download is also two movie tickets – Lumia Tickets –so the user easily can create their first Voddler Lumia Movie Night.

The Voddler Lumia app is initially available in Voddler's current markets – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Spain – with more European markets on the road map for 2012.

The app can be downloaded to the user's Lumia directly from Marketplace: just search for "Voddler" in marketplace.

The app is Voddler's first Windows Phone-app, and completes Voddler's mobile range, which already has apps for iPhone, native iPad, Android, Symbian and Meego. The newly released Windows Phone-app is exclusive to Nokia Lumia, and is not available on other Windows Phone-mobiles.

Stockholm-based Voddler is a next-generation cloud-based VOD-service, with a patented technology that enables streaming of high quality video content to computers, smart phones and a full range of other internet connected devices. In two short years, Voddler has gathered over 1.3 million registered users in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland – and recently opened Spain as its fifth market. Voddler has agreements with over 30 content owners and offers customers the latest blockbusters, the best classics and the most loved TV-shows from the world's leading film studios, including the Hollywood giants. Voddler offers the most current releases as easy rentals, leaving a dominant part of the Voddler catalog as ad-funded and offered at no charge to the viewer. Voddler also offers offline functionality, so viewers can download Voddler movies and bring them wherever they go.