Samsung has tied up with BigFlix to offer video on-demand app for Samsung’s line of phones and tablets. Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 will receive this app. Probably the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Nexus will get the app too, whenever it comes to Indian shores.
The first 2000 hours of viewing are provided for free. Content includes movies, trailers, TV shows and music videos. After the free hours, users can subscribe to premium content. The subscription details are not known.
BigFlix has already tied up with Airtel to provide on-demand movies on subscription to Airtel’s broadband users. That was a win-win for both Airtel and BigFlix. With this tie up with Samsung, BigFlix now has wider reach.
Content. Content. Content
I have always argued about the lack of Indian content when selling smartphones and especially tablets in India. Huawei made a first move by providing Chetan Bhagat’s books available on its tablets.
Samsung’s BigFlix move is brilliant to say the least. India is always hungry for movies and putting 2000 hours of free videos on the tablets and smartphones should do a world of good for the sales.
Where’s the bandwidth?
Movie streaming obviously puts the pressure on bandwidth. For a country which still defines 256 kbps speed as broadband, this is a huge pressure. Though 3G services are out for a while, they are still reeling under high costs and patchy speeds. 4G is already lurking, though I don’t expect 4G to be an elixir for India’s broadband problems, it should at least make a dent.
Now a question for you.
Would you buy Samsung Galaxy S2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab because of the My Movies app?