Barnes & Noble has launched its Nook Video service in the United Kingdom today, bringing digital movies and TV shows to its Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets. In addition to fresh content from BBC Worldwide, HBO, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and more, users will gain access to UltraViolet versions of their existing DVD and Blu-ray purchases.
The Nook Video store is the first digital store to support UltraViolet in the U.K., allowing customers to turn selected DVDs and Blu-rays that they’ve already purchased into digital downloads that they can enjoy on the go.
“Barnes & Noble becoming the first UltraViolet retailer in the UK is going to change the way consumers purchase and enjoy their digital movie libraries,” said Jim Wuthrich, President of Warner Home Video and Digital Distribution, in a press release issued by Barnes & Noble this morning.
“With UltraViolet-enabled movies, consumers know their collection is stored securely in the cloud and can be accessed across numerous devices, including the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. This convenience, combined with the ability for consumers to share their digital libraries with up to five family members, makes NOOK Video a very compelling destination to purchase movies.”
Customers will also gain access to new movies and TV shows in both standard- and high-definition, 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
Users will have the option to download content to their devices, or stream it, depending on their connection preferences.
Nook Video comes to the U.K. less than a month after the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets went on sale there.
- Source Barnes & Noble