Barnes and Noble unveiled Nook Video when they originally launched their Nook HD and HD+ last year. This service allows both buying and renting of television shows and movies, but was only reserved for the company’s official line of tablets. This has changed today, with Barnes and Noble announcing it has unleashed Nook Video for iOS, Android, and Roku boxes.
One of the elements that makes Nook Video stand out from the competition is the integration of Ultra Violet. If you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray movie from select retailers, a free digital edition via UV is provided in the form of a download code which automatically delivers the content to the device.
Customers who have the previous generation Nook devices, such as the Nook Color and Nook Tablet, will now have access to Nook Video. iPad, iPhone, Android, and Roku users can download the app immediately via Apple and Google Play. This is a US-market exclusive, though, and the app will not show up in unsupported countries.
Barnes and Noble has been fairly quiet since the CEO shakeup and the company has recently begun slashing prices on their entire product line. Their entry level Nook HD can be purchased for a paltry $139, and their nine inch tablet is only $10.00 more. Yesterday, they also dramatically lowered the cost of the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, which is now available for $99.99.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.