Barnes & Noble Nook

Those of you rocking a Nook Tablet will have more video options in the weeks and months ahead. Barnes & Noble this morning announced Nook Video, which will stream, erm, video from HBO, Sony, STARZ, Viacom, Warner Bros. and Disney to the Android-based e-reader. That brings it a little more in tune with the likes of Amazon's Kindle Fire, which long has taken advantage of streaming video

Also, you'll be able to link your purchases of physical DVD and Blue-ray discs to your Nook via UltraViolet, making the deal that much sweeter.

Customers in the U.S. will get Nook Video this fall; those in the UK have to wait until the holiday season.

Source: Barnes & Noble

 

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Barnes & Noble brings its own streaming video this fall

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My first thought was "great, another streaming service."

Then I see who they partner with and I think "OK, maybe not so bad". It seems like there isn't a whole lot of cross-over between services, so maybe this will work.

More important though - are they going to make a B&N Video app for non-Nook owners?

Did you even bother to look at the content providers? Several are major players that are not available for streaming for most people....

Agreed. I have an iPad as well, but this would allow access to more videos currently unavailable to me.

HBO, Sony, STARZ, Viacom, Warner Bros. and Disney

that's one awesome list of partners...

can't get that with Netflix, Amazon Instant, or HuluPlus... yet