Attention all readers of The Digital Bits. This is just a quick announcement to remind you all that The Criterion Channel officially launches in the U.S. and Canada on Monday (4/8).
That means you only have ONE WEEK left to become a Charter Subscriber of the service. Benefits include an extended 30-day free trial (starting April 8), reduced fees for the life of your subscription (for as long as you maintain it), and more.
Specifically, charter subscribers (who sign up before 4/8) will pay just $9.99 for a monthly plan or $89.99 for a yearly plan, following the trial period. After 4/8, the prices will rise to $10.99 for monthly or $99.99 for yearly.
Content includes the complete Janus Films library, plus curated and original content, with special features to supplement it.
You can watch on your desktop right now, and the official app is expected to go live for download on Monday for Apple TV 4 and newer, Amazon Fire, Roku, iOS, and Android devices. [Read on here...]
Initially, streaming content will be available in HD and SD, but we’ve learned that Criterion hopes to add select 4K content in the future as well.
And if you have family members you’d like to share your access with, we’ve confirmed that you’re allowed to stream on up to four screens simultaneously with your membership.
Remember folks, a service like this is going to be competing against the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Disney+ for your streaming dollars, but none of them are going to have classic, art house, and international content like this. As many of you know, the previous service, FilmStruck, was struck down by the corporate powers at AT&T (new owner of Time Warner) as too niche.
So this is one niche business that really needs your support. Let’s not let them down.
Click here to start your subscription to The Criterion Channel today – don’t wait!
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