New SVOD Service Playster Launches9 Dec, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Movie platform mostly offers catalog titles
Calling itself “the Netflix of everything,” Playster, a Montreal-based subscription streaming service offering movies, books and music, officially launched in the United States Dec. 9.
Unlike standalone SVOD services catering to music and video entertainment separately, Playster also offers books and video games. Music streams and electronic books each rent for $9.95 a month, games cost $4.95, and movies, $3.95.
All four genres rent as a bundle for $24.95, which includes a free Android tablet and headphones — the former acting as a streaming media player. Content cannot be streamed onto a television.
The tablet comes preloaded with the video game Modern Combat 5: Blackout. Additional features include: 7-inch display, 1280x800 resolution, Quad Core Cortex — A7 CPU, 2GB RAM, 8GB storage, Micro SD slot, Wifi, Bluetooth and G Sensor, dual cameras, 2.9 MP rear and 0.3MP front.
“Since our Beta launch, we’ve added much more content through partnerships across all forms of entertainment and we will only continue to grow our offering while keeping our low subscriber fees,” CEO Philip Keezer said in a statement.
Movies include: Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise; Next with Nicolas Cage; The John Cena Experience; The Score with Robert De Niro and Ed Norton; and Enemy at the Gates with Jude Law and Joseph Fiennes, among others.