Quickflix is finally moving properly into movie downloads, expanding its existing mail-order DVD service to allow you to download movies directly. For $14.99 a month, you can access as many movies as you can handle.
The service will first become available on Sony Bravia TVs from today, with PC and Mac clients being released on November 10. A PS3 client is promised for later in the year, along with unspecified mobile phone clients (you’d have to assume iPhone and Android as the first ports of call). Alongside the movies, there’ll also be some entertainment content streamed through the service.
The big issue with this — as with any streaming media service — is that you’ll chew through your monthly data allowance from your ISP pretty quickly. Right now, Quickflix doesn’t have any ISP partnering deals, which means there’s no easy way to work around this. Telstra’s BigPond Movies service doesn’t count movie downloads for Telstra customers, but it works on a per-title rental deal, not a subscription model. (Telstra has already gotten out of its DVD-by-post business, which it sold to Quickflix earlier this year)