So far, Digiboo's movie kiosks have been severely limited by a couple of factors, before you even get to the fact that their content is SD only. Firstly, they've required users to carry a USB stick on their person, and secondly they've only been able to transfer rentals to a Windows device. Today, however, the company has cleared a major hurdle on its passage to relevance, by allowing wireless transfers to any "Windows-enabled PC, laptop or tablet." This should make Digiboo's next step -- Android support, which is promised to come this month -- a whole lot easier.
Digiboo Introduces New Wireless Download Feature
Now Easier than Ever Before to Download Directly to Windows-Enabled PC, Laptop or Tablet From a Selection of More than 800 Movies
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digiboo, the digital retail entertainment download service, today announced the addition of a wireless download feature, making it even easier and more convenient to rent or buy movies. Now, consumers can wirelessly download new release and popular movie titles directly to their Windows-enabled PC, laptop or tablet through Digiboo's interactive touchscreen kiosks in just a few minutes. Then, they can play them back during their travels.
"Digiboo's core objective is to provide top quality convenience and speed to our customers," said Richard Cohen, Digiboo CEO. "Downloading films at a Digiboo kiosk with a flash drive is always a great option. But with our new wireless access, movie lovers on-the-go don't have to worry about packing anything extra."
Digiboo offers more than 800 new release and popular catalog movie titles available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks which are available largely through airports, an ideal distribution channel to offer more choices for people to enjoy the entertainment they love while traveling. The wireless service is currently available in airports in Minneapolis and Seattle, while consumers can download movies to their flash drives at Portland's International Airport. Expansion into additional retail locations and new markets is planned for Q4 2012.
Anyone, from business travelers waiting for flights to families on long trips, can enjoy their favorite films quickly and easily. And since the Digiboo service is digital-only, with no physical discs, new releases are always in stock, regularly refreshed and there is never anything to return. The new wireless download also means that there is no waiting in line at the kiosk.
"Traveling can be hectic for everyone. So we are always looking for ways to bring the most convenience and flexibility to our customers," said Blake Thomas, Digiboo CMO. "So, when they let us know that, while they like the flash drive option, they are used to wireless downloading, we went straight to work on creating that feature. And now, no one has to wait while others rent or purchase their movies."
Movies from Digiboo are competitively priced. Rentals are $3.99 (new) or $2.99 (catalog) and can be viewed within 30 days of download up to 48 hours after the movie is opened. Purchased movies cost $14.99. New releases are largely available day-and-date with DVD and Video on Demand, which helps ensure that customers have access to the newest movies at the earliest possible times. New movies are added to the kiosk every week as titles become available. Catalog titles have been hand-selected to provide something for everyone across genres. Rentals can be viewed on one device at a time, while customers who purchase movies can watch them on up to five devices.
Digiboo has partnered with several studios, including Lions Gate, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros., as well as Kingston Digital, Inc. (USB), PFU (kiosk), and FSH (MSP distribution partner) to provide the highest quality service to travelers.
Digiboo is a convenient option for people to watch the movies they love, whenever and wherever they want. Digiboo is a new movie kiosk store that gives people a simple and fast way to rent or buy movies on-the-go. It is a first-of-its-kind digital retail download service that has more than 800 new release and popular movie titles available through its interactive touchscreen kiosks.
Digiboo kiosks are currently available exclusively through airports in the United States, an ideal distribution channel to offer more choices for people to buy or rent the entertainment they love while traveling. These movies can be downloaded in as little as 30 seconds to USB, or just minutes directly to your device via WiFi and played back on any Windows-enabled PC, laptop or tablet. Digiboo delivers a fast and convenient way for people to watch movies.
Digiboo was founded in 2008 by film industry veterans Richard Cohen, former MGM Home Entertainment and Consumer Products president, Jeff Karbowiak, EVP of MGM's Home Entertainment Group, David Beddow CTO at Movielink, and Blake Thomas GM of MGM Home Entertainment.