Panasonic Gets Quickflix
- $14.99 a month for streaming
- No new releases
- Unlimited hours of viewing
Panasonic today announced the introduction of Quickflix through its Viera Connect platform available on selected Smart Viera TVs. The new service allows users to stream movies and TV shows over the internet directly to their TV for even greater viewing options at home.
The partnership will allow Viera Connect users to access Quickflix streaming and watch unlimited movies and television shows instantly, on demand for one monthly subscription fee. Quickflix subscribers will have access to unlimited hours of viewing from an expanding library of Hollywood’s major studios including Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal as well as other premium television series from HBO and the BBC. What they don’t say, is that it doesn’t include latest releases.
Panasonic’s cloud based Viera Connect service allows an unlimited number of apps and ensures that the user always has the most up-to-date versions, without having to worry about upgrades. Quickflix joins a host of other services from ABC iView,Yahoo!7's PLUS7,videos, music and interactive games as well as social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
Subscription to Quickflix streaming is priced at $14.99 a month or from $7 per month for existing Quickflix DVD rental subscribers. The Quickflix service will also provide access to premium pay per view titles for latest release movies.