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Blinkbox for iPad now allows movie and TV show downloads

Tesco’s Blinkbox Movies app for iPad has been updated, allowing you to download films and TV shows for offline viewing. 

The Chromecast-friendly app means that you can start watching Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire or Homeland on the train home and beam the last 20 minutes or so to your TV when you get home. 

The news comes after the company announced that Blu-rays and DVDs purchases can be downloaded and stored in the UltraViolet locker. 

No 3G? No WiFi? No problem. 

Blinkbox TV and Movies gives you access to content from more than 50 of the world’s leading content producers including HBO, BBC Worldwide, Disney, Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 21st Century Fox, FremantleMedia, All3Media, Revolver Entertainment and Aardman Animations.

iPad owners have been able to download BBC programmes from the iPlayer app since 2012. If you’ve got Sky Go Extra you can also download shows to your iOS device and 4oD/All 4 users can also download programmes for offline playback. 

The Blinkbox Movies app is one of many available from the supermarket. Blinkbox Music reached 1.5 million downloads back in June, when it also announced it would be rolling out a Sonos-compatible app so the music you’ve downloaded can be streamed around your house.

Blinkbox Books is Tesco’s answer to Amazon and it’s own line of Hudl tablets is equivalent to Amazon’s Kindle range. Both tablets run versions of Android, are aggressively priced and offer buyers access to a world of movies, TV, music and books.

Check out the reviews of the latest Hudl and Kindle tablets from our sister publication Recombu Mobile. 

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