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Blockbuster app rolls out the Blue Carpet for customers: Search title availability at local Blockbuster stores, browse movie and game titles and manage Blockbuster By Mail accounts
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 –In another step towards enhancing the customer experience, Blockbuster is excited to announce the release of its new Blockbuster Android app that allows users to browse a catalog of more than 100,000 movie and game titles, manage their Blockbuster By Mail queue and even check for availability of the newest releases at their local Blockbuster store. The Blockbuster app is compatible with Android operating systems (Gingerbread and later) and is available for free download starting today in the Google Play and Amazon app stores.
Millions of movie watchers prefer the DVD and Blu-ray experience, and now Blockbuster customers can use their mobile device for added convenience.
“Whether you’re standing in line for a latte or on the train for your evening commute, now you can decide which new release to pick up before you get to the store, and make sure it’s in stock,” said Blockbuster President Michael Kelly. “And if you’re a Blockbuster By Mail member, the functionality goes even deeper; you can add, re-prioritize and remove movies from your queue. It’s like having the entire 100,000-plus movie catalog at your fingertips, wherever and whenever you want to peruse it.”
The free app is available for current Blockbuster members and non-members alike. Additional features include:
- Search movie and game titles for a synopsis, list of stars, available formats and more
- Sort by title, actors and genres
- Add, remove and organize items in your queue
- Manage your in-store membership (there’s no need to carry your physical card anymore)
- Find your local Blockbuster store
- Check for title availability at a specific store
- Navigate in English and Spanish
Customers who already use the Blockbuster streaming app can continue to do so.
Blockbuster has an update planned for its iOS app to launch later this quarter.
Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: 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.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, 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.
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