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Blinkbox hits Xbox One, heading to Chromecast soon

Pay per view streaming service Blinkbox has rolled out an Xbox One app and Chromecast support is in the pipeline. 

Tesco’s on-demand service will let gamers access Oscar-winners 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street and Inside Llewyn Davis. TV series available include Hannibal and HBO series Girls and Game of Thrones

Blinkbox differs from many of the on-demand streming services out there in that it lets you rent titles over a 30-day period or buy to keep them forever. 

Blinkbox hits Xbox One, heading to Chromecast soon
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Prices vary from title to title and whether or not you want to watch something in HD or not. Latest Tolkein romp The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for example costs £3.49 to rent in SD and £4.49 in HD. If you want to keep the precious forever you’ll need to pay £9.99 or £13.99 respectively. 

The new app will complement existing apps available for Xbox 360 as well as PS3, iOS and Android tablets, smart TVs, Windows 8 devices, PCs and Macs. 

Blinkbox managing director Adrian Letts quipped: “Our developers are working harder than Hugh Jackman’s personal trainer to give customers access to the very latest movies and TV shows on their favourite platforms and devices.

“We’ve been on the Xbox 360 for a while and together with PlayStation, we’ve seen games consoles overtake computers as popular devices for enjoying our service.” 

Details on when Blinkbox would emerge on Chromecast, Google’s cheap-as-chips streaming stick, weren’t forthcoming but Letts added: “With Chromecast we love the fact that for £30 it’s possible to turn a TV with an HDMI input into a smart TV, meaning blinkbox will be even more accessible to those who want to enjoy the latest movies and TV without being tied into a subscription.” 

Rival pay per view streaming service Wuaki recently announced an offer which would see customers able to pick up Chromecast for just £10

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