The Barnes and Noble Nook HD and HD+ have been available in the United Kingdom for around a month. One of the features residents were unable to take advantage of was Nook Video. This was basically the new content distribution system the company put together for the launch of the two new tablets. It allows people to buy and rent movies in SD or HD, at fairly affordable prices. Barnes and Noble announced today that Nook Video is now finally available for our British readers.
NOOK Video features a diverse digital collection of popular classics, blockbuster hits, new releases, original television series, and local favorites available for streaming and download. NOOK Video offers something for everyone in the family to enjoy, including Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Ted, The Bourne Legacy, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Men in Black 3, Spartacus, Party Down, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Happy Feet Two, and many more. The company is also planning to make content available from other leading studios, to be announced.
One of the new features UK residents can take advantage of is Ultraviolet. If you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray with the UV sticker on it, you can get your digital movie sent right to your tablet. This gives you the ability to watch your movies in glorious hi-definition while on the go, or just chilling in your flat.
“We’re excited to be part of the initial video offering by NOOK in the UK,” said Claude London, Digital Director, BBC Worldwide Consumer Products. “We hope that this partnership will provide consumers with flexible access to our wide variety of content including some of our major new releases and well-loved back catalog.”
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