Blockbuster Bows Android App8 Jan, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Blockbuster LLC has launched an app enabling Android-based mobile phone users to browse more than 100,000 movie and game rental titles, manage their Blockbuster By Mail queue and even check for available new releases at their local Blockbuster store.
Englewood, Colo.-based Blockbuster said the app enables users to search movie and game titles for a synopsis, list of stars and available formats (DVD, Blu-ray). Rentals can be sorted by title, actors and genres. Add, remove and organize items in your queue.
Blue Ticket cardholders can use the app to manage their in-store membership (there’s no need to carry your physical card anymore), find a local Blockbuster store (no small task), and check for title availability at a specific store.
The free app is available in English and Spanish. Customers who already use the Blockbuster streaming app can continue to do so. Blockbuster has an update planned for its iOS app to launch later this quarter.
“Whether you’re standing in line for a latte or on the train for your evening commute, now you can decide which new release to pick up before you get to the store, and make sure it’s in stock,” Blockbuster president Michael Kelly said in a statement.