AAPL Stock: 118.09 ( + 0.06 )

Printed from

Microsoft, Tesco offer web-based movies in the UK

updated 01:40 pm EDT, Wed September 9, 2009

Microsoft, Tesco movie service

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has teamed with UK-based retailer Tesco to bring out a new service that will provide customers with DVD-quality movies delivered to them over the web using Microsoft's Silverlight technology. While details are scarce, customers who buy DVD movies from Tesco will be able to download digital copies of the title to their Windows PCs and Macs.

The downloads will include network-connected features that include up-to-date trailers, special bonus content and related music offerings such as downloadable MP3 ringtones. As well, movie viewing parties with online chat and networked games will also be offered in some instances.

Silverlight already allows users play video and navigate web apps on both PCs and Macs. The service will initially be offered in the UK sometime this fall, though both parties involved hope to eventually expand it on a wider scale.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented