SONY ANNOUNCED TODAY that its Mubi internet movie service is to be made available in NZ.
But there’s a catch: you have to own an internet capable TV panel, and there must be at least one Bravia item in your system to link with the service.
Mubi is an on-demand and subscription internet TV service. Registered users can pay a $9.95 subscription, although it’s not clear how many movie rentals that covers, and it’s not clear whether NZ’s still stone-age internet services are up to speed.
Other than the 1000 or so “classic movies” available to view, the service allows viewing of more than 20 internet TV channels, including Billabong and NZ’s own internet TV network, Ziln. So there is some free content.
Intriguing, but we want to taste and try before we buy. Which you can do – there’s a 30-day free trial on the service.