Popcornflix Bows Blackberry App9 May, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Popcornflix May 9 said it has launched an app for the Blackberry 10 platform and is available for download for free on the Blackberry storefront.
The app is available domestically for the Blackberry Z10 smartphone and also will be available for the Blackberry Q10 when it launches.
More than 2,000 movies are available on the ad-supported movie streaming service, with each title featuring pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads. Popcornflix enables users to search movies by genre, actor or director and select from new releases or the site’s most popular most films. Each month, 30 to 40 additional feature-length films are added to the channel.
The Blackberry 10 app can be shared via social media by posting a link to a user’s Facebook or Twitter account or via email.
“Blackberry 10 is all about bringing customers the content they love,” said Martyn Mallick, VP of global alliances and business development at Blackberry. “We are very pleased to have Popcornflix on the Blackberry 10 platform and think customers will thoroughly enjoy the range of titles from a variety of film genres available to watch for free.”
Popcornflix, a subsidiary of indie distributor Screen Media Ventures, in March said the number of app downloads on Roku media players in the United States exceeded 1 million. It is also available on Roku devices in Canada and the United Kingdom.