NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft's elimination of the $59 Xbox Live Gold membership fee is giving some 20+ million users of the leading gaming system direct free access to hundreds of free full-length movies on the Popcornflix™ and FrightPix™ FREE streaming media apps for Xbox in the U.S. and Canada.
"We're thrilled to see Microsoft tearing down the Xbox Live Gold paywall, giving their users unprecedented access to Popcornflix's large library of popular films featuring stars like Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Zack Galifianakis, Leonardo DiCaprio and more," said David Fannon, executive vice president at Popcornflix. "Even better, unlike other channels that still charge an additional monthly subscription fee, Popcornflix movies are—and always will be—free of charge to viewers on Xbox and any other streaming platform."
Previously, Xbox required owners to purchase a monthly Live Gold membership just to access the digital streaming apps, in addition to any subscription fees to access content on each channel. Now, users can access streaming apps free, but will continue to pay the subscription fee for most channel apps, but not for Popcornflix and Frightpix which are always FREE.
"Consumers are coming to expect free content accessibility and they increasingly demand the ease and convenience of watching favorite movies and TV shows on their own schedule and on their preferred device," says Fannon. "Our expansive content library makes Popcornflix uniquely positioned to deliver a great movie-viewing experience for millions of Xbox owners."
As one of the largest independent suppliers of motion pictures to the international market, Popcornflix parent company Screen Media Ventures distributes films worldwide, providing high-performance titles with proven box-office and cast appeal to television stations, cable networks and home video outlets.
The Popcornflix family of streaming media channels are ad-supported platforms. Each film or program includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a great opportunity to connect with a movie viewing audience. PopcornflixTM, Popcornflix-KIDS, Popcornflix Comedy™ and FrightPix™ are trademarks of Screen Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.
PopcornflixTM, Popcornflix Comedy™, PopcornflixKids™ and FrightPix™ are services of Screen Media Ventures LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes U.S. and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. Popcornflix is available on the web in over 50 countries worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.popcornflix.com, www.popcornflixcomedy.com, www.popcornflixkids.com or www.frightpix.com.