Earlier this year Blockbuster relaunched its digital video rental service dubbed “Blockbuster on Demand” by releasing apps for Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, PC & Mac and introducing new features such as 1080p HD streaming and 5.1-channel surround sound. The service hasn’t picked up much steam since relaunching in January, but today it appears Dish is pushing ahead by finally releasing an app for iPhone and iPad.
Available as free download on the App Store now the app offers single title rental options that can be streamed instantly or saved for later viewing on any supported device. Users initially complained of no HD video support on mobile devices but, according to the app’s iTunes page, the iOS app does indeed support “stunning HD and full Surround Sound.”
•Thousands of hit movies and new releases – rent and watch instantly or save to your Watchlist and view later •Tons of movies you love – hand-selected titles with the highest ratings from Rotten Tomatoes® •Stream Instantly — phone, tablet, laptop, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more •Amazing sound and video – stunning HD movies in full Surround Sound •Easy shopping and viewing – prime movie watching experience •No subscription or late fees – pay only for what you watch