Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media subsidiary says its NOOK Video service is now available in the UK for customers who have a NOOK HD or NOOK HD+ tablet. It means that a wide variety of films and TV shows are available to stream or download over WiFi.
NOOK Video is the first digital retailer of UltraViolet titles in the UK. The UltraViolet system, announced two years ago by a number of entertainment and electronics companies, lets customers buy an UltraViolet-enabled video on any compatible device and watch it on another. The digital rights management information is stored online.
Jonathan Shar, Vice President & General Manager for Emerging Digital Content at NOOK Media, said “We purposefully designed our new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets with stunning high resolution displays for unmatched reading and entertainment experiences, and we’re excited to expand our content partnerships to bring NOOK Video to our growing base of UK customers. NOOK Video provides customers with the flexibility to enjoy their favorite movies and TV shows wherever they go and however they choose – all in spectacular digital quality.”
NOOK ebook readers and tablets launched in the UK earlier this year, challenging Amazon’s Kindle devices.