Warner Archive Instant Comes to iPads11 Dec, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Archive Instant — the $9.99-a-month subscription streaming service that offers catalog movies and TV shows in 1080p — is now available for the iPad.
The HD service is available on the Roku and in standard-definition on laptops and desktops. The service offers films from MGM, New Line, Lorimar, Monogram, RKO and Allied Artists.
“We’re very excited to roll out an iPad app for Warner Archive Instant as we also continue to grow the service on Roku, our first viewing platform. Both give consumers an exceptional HD viewing experience and will pave the way for broader device expansion throughout the next year,” said Justin Herz, SVP of direct-to-consumer for Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and GM of Warner Bros. Advanced Digital Services. “The new Warner Archive Instant iPad app is another step forward in our continued efforts to make the Warner Bros. library of rare, classic content available to consumers.”
Warner is offering a free two-week trial subscription for new customers.
Among the features on Warner Instant are closed captioning and a “Showcase” section, with upcoming showcases including “On Location: Shot in Los Angeles” (1950-79), “Vincente Minnelli Directs: Comedy, Drama, Musicals,” “Cinematic Rivalry: Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford” and “Screen Sleuths: Charlie Chan, The Falcon, The Saint.”
“Warner Archive Instant provides on-the-spot access to an extraordinary selection of movies and TV shows, many that can’t be found anywhere else and have never been available for home viewing until recently,” said George Feltenstein, SVP of theatrical catalog marketing. “Many of the vintage rarities you’ll find here have influenced some of Hollywood’s most renowned filmmakers and we’re honored to make this magnificent and ever-growing collection available to fans of great cinema.”