Beleaguered T-Mobile users finally have something to cheer about. Users may not have the iPhone, their network isn’t the number one rated, and they don’t have 4G yet, but they will soon be able to watch several Warner Bros., movies on their HTC Android phones.
Saffron Digital has reached an agreement with Warner Brothers to stream movies to T-Mobile’s Video-on-Demand (VOD+) service. T-Mobile users can purchase the movie and watch it on either their PC or cell phone, and subscribers that purchase the HTC Desire will receive two complimentary rentals from a list of seven.
Saffron Digital is a global video delivery platform that provides multi-device video delivery. They have partnerships with several tech manufacturers including Nokia, Vodafone and LG, as well as Sony Pictures, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and now Warner Brothers.
Thus far seven movies have been announced on a rental basis over the VOD+ service, including: Driving Aphrodite, Superman 2, Matrix Revolutions, Lethal Weapon, Interview With a Vampire, The Hangover, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. More are set to follow in the coming months.
“We anticipate the Desire being one of our most popular handsets of 2010, and the VOD+ service makes it even greater value for our customers – giving them even more functionality on top of an already impressive features list,” Nicola Shenton, Head of Handset and Device Marketing at T-Mobile said in a press release. “As the service is unique to T-Mobile, it will also be a key differentiator for us as we compete with other networks.”