EVO 3D and EVO View 4G

Contained in Sprint's press materials for the new HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G is the news that both of these devices will ship with the Blockbuster On-Demand app. The pre-loaded app will allow users to buy and rent 2D and 3D movies on-the-go, with prices ranging from $1.99-$3.99 for rentals to $5.99+ for purchases. If you're still clinging to physical media for your entertainment needs, the Blockbuster On-Demand app will also allow you to rent and purchase movies and TV shows from Blockbuster stores across the country.

Sprint boasts that the EVO 3D will be the first 3D handset to ship with the software. The press release section on Blockbuster On-Demand can be found after the jump.

 

Blockbuster On Demand Provides Access to the Latest Movies

HTC EVO 3D will be the first 3D handset pre-loaded with the Blockbuster On Demand® mobile application that has access to one of the largest catalogs of movies, including 3D titles. This movie store in your pocket offers video optimized for viewing on HTC EVO 3D’s 4.3-inch screen.

“Consumers want to watch the latest entertainment anywhere, anytime,” said Scott Levine, vice president of Digital, Blockbuster. “Sprint and Blockbuster are taking the movie watching experience to the next level with enabling 3D on a smartphone.”

Blockbuster On Demand offers the hottest new releases on the same day they become available on Blu-ray and DVD. Customers can buy or rent digitally and download directly to their smartphone, along with select 3D movies.

If a video isn’t available digitally, Blockbuster also gives customers access to more than 100,000 movies and TV shows, as well as games, through store inventory at any of the Blockbuster stores nationwide. Also, Blockbuster® by Mail is another option for consumers. They can manage and update their mail queues from their phone, while on-the-go.

Blockbuster On Demand purchases can also be watched on other Blockbuster On Demand-compatible devices. Rentals range from $1.99 to $3.99 each, and purchases are $5.99 and up. Rentals will be available for viewing on one screen within 30 days of rental, with a 24-hour viewing period once the title is first played.

 

 

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HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G getting Blockbuster On-Demand

28 Comments

This app came loaded on my Droid X and i've never found reason to use it. Unfortunatly you can't remove it without rooting.

must have just bought a Thunderbolt huh.... It's a shame how envy turns into hate which turns into moronic comments. Yeah, you're right. Nobody will care that you can rent/download full length 3D movies to their Evo for $4. Nobody cares about stuff.

maybe he just doesnt care about streaming movies to his phone. I wouldnt care either and I got a thunderbolt. I could care less if I had the same feature on my phone or not. I don't watch movies on it anyways.

dInc, no thunderbolt, no envy

I'm just tired of blockbuster. It's too little too late for them. They were the biggest in home rentals, and they sat around and watched themselves go out of business while Netflix, Redbox, etc reinvented the home rental industry. Now they're forced to copy them or fail entirely. $9 game rentals, $5 movie rentals in stores near me, and these digital rentals are restrictive and overpriced. This is why they're bankrupt(and why I don't care).

Its infested with bugs left and right. I tried to rent movies two different times and it was giving me an error about an unsupported device on my Droid2 that it came on, its a POS.

just bc it didn't work for YOUR DEVICE doesn't mean it doesn't work anywhere. Clearly it works on these two HTC devices. you just want to perceive it as a POS, since you aren't going to be getting these devices.

That Blockbuster app is FAIL ! can't use it unless you have Wifi or 4g, If I wanted to watch a movie,I would redbox it or Netflix. Blockbuster is to expensive.

You are 'FAIL' for thinking that movies would be downloadable over a slow-ass 3G connection! And how broke are you that a $4 rental is "too expensive"?

it's not the fact that oh we can't afford $4 it's the fact that why should I pay $4 when redbox has it for $1? Since it's on my way to and from work I much rather just pick it up.

Also, why would i pay per movie when netflix can stream as many as i want for $9 and have them mailed to me w/out having to leave my house?

the argument is not fail, it's perfectly valid.

I didn't say that it was cheaper than a mailer or getting it from a vending machine. I said that $4 is not "too expensive" for a 3D digital rental. What is "FAIL" is him cursing the app for not working over 3G, when everyone knows 3G is not fast enough to download media!

Seriously Ecoteric, STFU already. I don't care about this crappy app and not many people seem to. And for the few who do, it's reportedly still a bug fest. Why are you so invested in this app that you have to defend every critique? Clearly, you're either the president of Blockbuster trolling these forums, or you're the guy dating his daughter to care this much.

Dude, the point is that because it didn't work for YOU or YOUR particular phone on a 3G connection doesn't mean the app is shit or is not upgradable to something better! Remarks like "FAIL", when the app CLEARLY works on these two devices, from people who aren't going to buy either EVO is just indication of a childish, envious mentality! People will find a reason to hate on anything if it doesn't apply to them individually!

ditto, this app means diddly squat to me, would be much more excited if it was Netflix. blockbuster always trying to charge more... But, doesn't mean i'm not excited about the EVO 3D!!!!!

What?!? Oh man that's lame as hell. I agree ... this app is FAIL. I live in a town that has no 4G, so the only place I would be able to use this is at home on the home WiFi, and if I'm at home I'm going to watch movies on the 40" LCD, not this 4.3inch POS. Can you at least plug the phone into an HDMI port on the TV and watch movies that way? (I know it sounds like a simple question, but the article's press release says something about 1 screen only and I'm guessing that means the phone's screen).

Wow, what a useless app. And this whole paying per movie thing is crap too. They should just charge a monthly fee like Netflix. I guess I'll just be watching NetFlix on this phone then. Hopefully they'll start streaming 3D movies too.

Man the sprint fan boys are right I am so jealous they got blockbuster on demand.. Wow .. makes me want to cancel my contracts and swtich to sprint so I can have a giant brick with more lenses to worry about AND I can get BB app.. AWESOME!!!

Why in the world would any company be joining up to have an app by a Bankrupt company? I mean maybe it would be better if it streamed beta tapes? I hear there going to make a come back...

Blcokbuster please die with respect, its over. Please rewind your tapes and pay your late fees before you exit..

To be honest, I don't like the Evo 3d. The size is too big (IMO) and I'm not really a fan of big screens or this 3D hype. Others will like it though and I think it will do well.

I was dead set on getting the evo 3d until I read about this. If this phone comes with Blockbuster and wont be compatible with Netflix than I'll just wait for another phone.