It was supposed to arrive on November 10 but got delayed by a few days. Quickflix’ WatchNow streaming service has finally been officially released for computer users, letting you stream as many movies as you want for $14.99 a month.
Leaving aside the issue of how much bandwidth you’ll chew through, the big question is: what movies can you watch? Based on the Featured movie list on the site right now, new releases are not a priority. The highlighted titles are Batman, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, The Iron Giant and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Fine movies all, but not exactly the latest thing.
The streaming service is already available on Sony Bravia TVs and will be added to the PS3 later this year. Quickflix is recommending a minimum connection speed of 1Mbps to use the service. Tempted? Traumatised? Torrenting? Tell us in the comments.