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Digital Copies of Blu-ray Titles Finally Headed to Android Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox

Starting to look like our days of having no awesome movie options could be coming to an end as Twentieth Century Fox and Android are teaming up to bring us some Blu-ray bundle deals. Sure we have Netflix, and Hulu, but am I wrong in saying that most of their titles for streaming aren’t that good? Hopefully adding the power of Blu-ray will be another way to get the titles we actually want on our Android devices.

It’s reported that the first offering from Fox will be the new X-Men movie. When purchasing the Blu-ray, you just download the movie onto the computer, place it on the phone and you’re then free to enjoy it anywhere you like. Sounds easy enough, and we’re hoping there are even better/more titles to come.

If you happen to be a Blu-ray lover and don’t mind spending the extra cash on a movie, then this will be right up your alley. Not too bad, am I right? Anyone here excited for this news, or is buying a Blu-ray not worth the hassle?

Via: TechCrunch

  • Granted

    No you’re not wrong in saying the selection isn’t good. That would be the natural statement from someone with horrible taste. I’m sure you were disappointed, not finding enough movie or television choices, for anything starring Paris Hilton and Bow Wow.

  • My experience with digital copy is that majority of people charge extra for it even though it was “included” with the movie. Warner Bros for instance the Digitial copy of the movie is free but you have to actually pay to download it from their servers. Ive also come into a problem with digital copies only working on “certified devices” which is mostly just iPod/iPhone and some random MP3 players with screens.

    Ill pass on digital copies, i dont care about it.

    • Granted

      There are tons of free and paid applications on the internet, that will convert your digital copy, and if it’s DRM laden, yes, they have programs to eviscerate that. Or you could buy or find free, a software or hardware PVR, and or a video capture device or application. If you need any suggestions of free or paid, I’d be happy to recommend myriad options for both. Just reply with your email, and I’ll hit you back up soon, just list exactly what you’re trying to accomplish. 🙂

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  • Dan

    Not excited about Digital Copy. The problem with Digital Copy is that it expires.

  • Granted

    Wow this was real objective, haha!

    • Granted

      Once week you’re praising Netflix them it’s this. Gee, it almost seems like you go wherever the dollar you get paid goes. I think there’s a word for that, it rhymes with whore. Oh no wait, it’s whore.

      • Anonymous

        Did anyone understand this???

  • WormDoes

    Is the digital copy blu ray or regular dvd quality? If it’s regular dvd I’ve been putting digital copies on my phone for a while now and thought it was a widely known thing

    • Captain Obvious

      did you not read the title? or the first, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth sentences? try reading those sentences

    • It’s going to be DVD quality. What they do currently is they give you a DVD with the Blu-ray disc, then you have to run a program on your computer and enter a one time use code that comes with your disc. It then decrypts the movie from the disc and copies it to your hard drive.
      The reason that they include a DVD is that most computers right now don’t have Blu-ray drives, so they wouldn’t be able to read directly from the movie disc. The stupid thing about digital copy is that you only can use the disc once. It doesn’t work as a regular DVD and you can’t get the movie off of it again.

  • I’ve honestly never found the need to use the digital copies of my blurays. I prefer to watch things I haven’t seen when i get a few minutes, like tv shows and such.

  • The more media they want to try to cram into my phone the better haha =)

  • tiptoptommy

    hell yes to that

  • Rob Meyer

    Is it really blu-ray if your not handling a blu-ray disc, which is written differently than standard dvds… If your downloading the content the isnt it just simply HD?

  • They’ve had an app out that does this for the last few months.,.. but you need a wifi blu-ray..

  • Ezra Byrd

    “you just download the movie onto the computer, place it on the phone and you’re then free to enjoy it anywhere you like.”
    I can’t believe they’re allowing this. Seems like way too easy a window into piracy. There’s got to be some sort of DRM on the download, like an app that plays the files on your phone, or something. 

    • It will probably be secured in a similar manner to the iTunes counterpart that has been in use for years.

  • Anonymous

    most of them come with digital downloads anyways but ive never activated/used that part. so couldnt we just put those on our phone? i have no idea what file format the ‘digital download’ is in though

    • JDub

      It usually gets converted into a wmv. Unfortunately android doesn’t support that file type.

      • Anonymous

        How useful lol but that can be converted anyways

  • Hippy Longstockings

    Now if we could only get these blu-ray and streaming options opened at the same time as theatrical release the world would be a much better place. I refuse to see any movie in a theater, I cannot stand the screaming idiots, the texters and the unknown substances on the floor. I’d much rather watch new flix on my home theater so I can experience the film, and not the animal show that goes to films on the opening month. If movie companies did this they wouldn’t have to worry about piracy as much either I’d guess. 

    Everyone  wins!

    • Dave

      Everyone wins except for the theater owners 😉

    • Cdugger

      Can’t experience the film if you watch it at home….  I have a very high end home theater….  Nothing beats 40 – 50 foot screens… and the days of the sticky floors have long gone…  Directors dont make movies to be watched on a phone or a tv…  They do it for the big experience…

  • Stephen D

    Who cares, I download the BR rips and watch them for free anyways. 

    • KevinC

      you are scum. you thief.

      • Neo

        not necessarily, i buy every movie i want, but considering i can’t watch any digital copy on android, i’m forced to either rip the DVD copy (if it came with one as i have no PC blu-ray drive), or download a ripped one.

        Tron Legacy is a good example for myself, i bought the 5 disk set the day it came out, but the digital copy is uesless on android, so i downloaded a high quality DVD rip and i watch that on android and i watch my blu-ray at home.

        • KevinC

          In your case it’s a different story, you’ve already paid for it.  You’re not watching the movie for free like Stephen D.

          • It’s still copyright infringement, and the same to the MPAA. They would give you the same penalty for both.

      • Rizzidy

        Copying is not theft.

        • KevinC

          he didn’t say he was copying blu-rays, he said he was downloading them for free.  reading is fundamental.

          • +1

          • Downloading them for free is still not theft. It’s copyright infringement.
            The fundamental difference between the two in this case is that a copy is being made and the company didn’t lose a copy for what is downloaded.
            For example, if you were to go to Walmart and steal a DVD, they lost that DVD and lost the money that they paid for it. Now, if you could just walk in and magically duplicate it, leaving a copy there but taking one with you, it wouldn’t be stealing. They’d just lose a potential sale, which might not have even happened in the first place depending on price.

      • big meech

        It’s okay to steal from Hollywood. They are a bunch of libs who are totally cool with 20 million illegals – all of whom are stealing from us Americans.

        That said, the best way to watch movies is: in market: QQ Player, and Adownloader.

      • Stephen D

        Relax…it’s called a JOKE. Although I do buy them and rip them myself for my phone.

  • Manny

    When is Google creating a streaming movie service? I’m tired of Netflix.

    • Jeremy Gentry

      and the awesomeness hence forth shall be named Googleflix! 😀

  • blu ray hater

    not worth it

  • kr8os71

    love blu-ray!