Up and coming streaming service Wuaki.tv is coming to all Samsung, LG and Panasonic, 2014 smart TVs.
Wuaki.tv caters for casual watchers and binge viewers alike by offering two payment models – pay per view and monthly subscription.
All six seasons of Breaking Bad are available to watch the first three seasons of Game of Thrones and the first five seasons of Sons of Anarchy.
Movie titles available to watch on Wuaki.tv include Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Thor: The Dark World.
Wuaki.tv costs £5.99/month. Average prices for pay per view movies are £2.49 to rent and £7.99 to buy.
TV shows are sold on a series basis, with prices starting at £7.99 for a typical series. More recent seasons are often more expensive – season five of The Vampire Diaries for example costs £27.99 to buy whereas seasons two-four are priced at £8.99.
Currently, there’s no download to own option. Bought titles are streamed from Wuaki.tv servers. Contrary to what you might think the word ‘buy’ means, you only get to keep purchased titles for three years with Wuaki.tv. If buying to keep is more your thing, you’re probably better off buying Blu-rays from Play.com.
Jordi Miró, CTO of Wuaki.tv said: “As more and more consumers are watching movies, TV and entertainment shows on-demand and online, Wuaki will continue to expand our range of supported devices so our content can be watched on any and all screens.”
As well as hitting this year’s range of smart TVs, Wuaki also recently launched an iOS app. Wuaki is also available on Android, Xbox One and online through most browsers. You’ll need to have 10.3 of Flash Player or higher installed if they want to watch on your desktop or laptop.
The only other company on the market that offers viewers the option of monthly subscriptions and pay for what you want is Amazon – you can sign up for Prime Instant Video (the service formerly known as Lovefilm Instant) for £5.99/month or Amazon Instant Video, where prices for films start at £2.49 to rent in SD or £3.49 for HD titles.