Nook Video service now available in the UK, includes UltraViolet access

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NookHD-HDPlus-580-75.jpgNook Video, the online movie and TV show service from Barnes & Noble, is now live in the UK and is available now through Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets.

As well as offering content from the BBC, HBO, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, STARZ, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nook Video is the first video service to include integration with UltraViolet. UltraViolet is the most commonly used cloud solution offered up with retail DVD and Blu-Ray releases, allowing owners to nab access to digital versions of their purchased media legally. Those using the Nook Video app could potentially have access to a large number of films straight away for free, depending on how many of their DVD and Blu-Ray purchases include UltraViolet copies.

“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, International, Warner Home Video and Digital Distribution. “

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.”

Films will be available in both standard and high definition formats, with titles already available including Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Ted and Game of Thrones.

Nook Video will soon be available on numerous other devices as an iOS and Android application.

Gerald Lynch