NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Movie lovers in the UK and Ireland who are looking for entertainment on the go now have a new option: Popcornflix™. The popular online digital movie platform, which allows users to watch great movies for free anytime, announced today that its iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch apps are now available to film fans in the UK and Ireland. The apps can be downloaded for free at the iTunes App Store. The digital Popcornflix site is also available online at www.popcornflix.com as well as on Roku. The new movie streaming apps give film enthusiasts access to their favorite stars and feature films on their mobile devices.
Popcornflix makes it easy to browse and select from hundreds of theatrically released and independent titles in a wide range of genres, including action/ thriller, comedy, family/kids, drama, horror, Bollywood and documentaries, all presented with an easy user interface. Movie lovers can choose a movie by genre, actor or director, select from the latest in new arrivals, pick from the site's most popular films or browse all of the films featuring some of Britain's and Ireland's most popular actors, including: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and more.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch apps launch initially in the UK and Ireland with over 200 free films available to watch instantly. Popcornflix intends to have 700 films available by the end of 2012, adding new movies every day. The Popcornflix iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch apps also allow users to share the apps with friends by posting a link instantly to their Facebook or Twitter account or via an email notice.
"We developed these Apps to be state-of-the-art, easy, and fun to use. Viewers are never more than two 'taps' away from hundreds of great films they can view for free!" said Gary Delfiner, Senior V.P. of Digital Distribution for Screen Media Ventures, LLC, parent company of Popcornflix.
Popcornflix is an ad-supported platform. Each film includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a valuable opportunity to connect with the movie viewing audience. A service of Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a leading worldwide independent motion picture distribution company, Popcornflix taps into its parent company's library of more than 2,000 motion picture titles.
The online version of Popcornflix is currently available in 10 countries, including the UK, Ireland, US and Canada, as well as Roku in the U.S. and Canada. The service will expand internationally in the coming months; additional distribution outlets will include web-enabled TVs, DVD players and set-top boxes – virtually everywhere movie viewing platforms are available. For more information on the new Popcornflix apps, please visit the iTunes App Store.
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC
Popcornflix.com™ is a service of Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes US and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.