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If you're a serious movie buff, it doesn't take long to burn through Netflix and Amazon Prime Video's best titles. Within a couple of months, many of us are left mindlessly scrolling through the app, just waiting for either company to add something new. Instead of heading to the cinema, the British Film Institute (BFI) hopes you'll consider a subscription to its new BFI Player+ streaming service. With it, you get access to 300 movies -- BFI says more are being added all the time -- which include classics and contemporary hits from around the world. The organisation is hand-curating its library into useful collections, like Japanese classics, "award-winning" and "unavailable on DVD." English film critic Mark Kermode will also pick a movie every week and do a video piece explaining its significance. The streaming service is designed to supplement, rather than replace, the existing BFI Player which lets you buy and rent individual titles. Its biggest flaw? Device support. BFI Player+ is only available on desktop, tablet and phones, which could make TV viewing a little tricky.

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