Blockbuster Makes Movie Renting More Mobile with New iOS App

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Blockbuster Makes Movie Renting More Mobile with New iOS App

Manage Blockbuster By Mail accounts, search title availability, watch movie trailers, and browse movie, TV show and game titles for FREE!

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In another step towards enhancing the customer experience, Blockbuster is excited to announce the release of its new Blockbuster iOS application that allows users to browse a catalog of more than 100,000 movie, TV show and game titles, manage their Blockbuster By Mail queue, watch movie trailers and check for availability of the newest releases at their local Blockbuster store. The Blockbuster app is compatible with the current version of iOS (5.1.1 and later) and is available for free download starting today.


Millions of movie watchers prefer the DVD and Blu-ray experience, and now Blockbuster customers can use their mobile device for added convenience and control over their entertainment experience.

"Blockbuster By Mail members no longer have to be at a computer screen to add, re-prioritize or organize movies in their queue," said Mitch Weinraub, Blockbuster vice president of product. "Our on-the-go customers can use the iOS app anywhere to easily peruse our 100,000-plus title catalog and decide which new release to watch next."

The free app is available for current Blockbuster members and non-members alike.

Additional features include:

  • View movie and TV trailers in-app
  • Search movie, TV and game titles for a synopsis, list of stars, available formats and more
  • Add, remove and organize items in your queue
  • Appropriate screen layouts for iPhone and iPad
  • Manage your in-store membership (physical membership card not required)
  • Find your local Blockbuster store
  • Check for title availability at a specific store
  • Navigate in English and Spanish

The iOS app joins the Android app, released earlier this year, further increasing access to Blockbuster via mobile solutions. The Android app has already been downloaded over 50,000 times. Blockbuster iOS app updates with additional features will be released in the coming months.

Also available for download is the Blockbuster On Demand app provided by DISH Digital that allows users to stream movies and TV shows to their preferred devices for a low fee per play.

About Blockbuster

Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NAS: DISH) , is a leader in the movie and game industry in digital and disc rentals and sales. Blockbuster provides convenient access to family entertainment through a variety of channels - by mail via www.blockbuster.com, in nearly 800 stores across the U.S., via digital movie downloads using a PC, Blu-ray player, connected TV or portable device and via Blockbuster@Home through DISH - making it easy and convenient to access family entertainment. Stores offer a variety of memberships for every type of movie lover, as well as games for all major gaming devices, including Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox and Xbox 360. Focused on ease and convenience, it is no wonder that Blockbuster serves millions of customers nationally and internationally. Visit www.blockbuster.com.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NAS: DISH) , through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.



Blockbuster
Mitch Weinraub, 303-334-3386
mitchell.weinraub@blockbuster.com

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