On-demand service Wuaki.tv now accepts PayPal payments in exchange for TV shows and movies.
Punters who prefer to pay for stuff through the popular e-wallet instead of on credit and debit cards can now do so and according to Wuaki.tv’s payments product manager David González, it’s UK customer’s appetite for PayPal that’s driven this latest move.
“We are delighted to directly respond to the needs of our growing customer base in the UK, where we now have over 500,000 registered users.
“Research shows that many online shoppers view PayPal as more secure than using a Chip & PIN card in person,” González said.
“Demand from UK customers has exceeded our expectations since we launched in September 2013, and we look forward to welcoming more customers in the months ahead by offering the very best in entertainment at competitive prices.”
Like Blinkbox, Wuaki.tv doesn’t charge customers a set monthly fee for access to its wares, charging customers on pay as you go basis. You can also watch Ultraviolet-compatible DVD and Blu-ray purchases through Wuaki.tv.
Movies, TV episodes and whole seasons can be rented over a short-term 48 hour basis or ‘bought’ for a minimum of three years. Prices vary depending on the title and whether you’re able to rent or buy, but generally, Wuaki.tv’s prices are very competitive.
Most movies can be bought in SD for £6.99 or in HD for £7.99 in HD a throw. Some films start at £4.99. TV seasons can be bought from £13.99 in SD or £24.99 in HD, but prices vary even more, depending on how recent the show is and how many episodes there are per season.
As well as SD and HD content, Wuaki.tv also offers some titles in 4K Ultra HD – but not in the UK. Still. While our French and German cousins can enjoy Wuaki.tv content in next-gen high definition, us Brits with our creaky Internet pipes are still left out in the cold.