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Windows 8 Gets QuickFlix-ed

By Oonagh Reidy | Thursday | 11/04/2013

Troubled QuickFlix movies touches another base.

 

The first Windows 8 app for streaming Quickflix movies and TV series in Australia and New Zealand, has been announced.

 Aussie based content provider Quickflix, who has already ran into major financial troubles earlier this year, says the app will help it  take "advantage Of Windows 8's ground---breaking user interface and massive potential for reaching Windows---based customers."

A Quickflix spokesperson could not reveal precise up-to-date subsciption numbers locally when contacted by SmartHouse today, but did say there has been "quite a significant increase" from last year.

In January, Quickflix said its user numbers were "steady" with almost 120,000 paying customers, with the numbers streaming online rising by 42,000 or 18%

But new analyst figures out today show Windows 8 has failed to wash with computer users globally, and has contributed to a slump in sales of touch notebooks, laptops, so may drive up Quickflix subscriptions as anticipated.  

The new Quickflix app is available in the Windows Store for free. The new app works on Microsoft's Surface tablet as well Windows 8 compatible desktops, laptops and tablets  including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.

Users of the Windows app can access subscriber service Play and Pay Per Play, where non-subscribers can view new release films for $5.99.  

The Quickflix app is already available on a slew of other devices like Samsung, Panasonic, Xbox,  Macs, iPads.

Current and upcoming new releases on Pay Per Play service include Oscar winning  Argo, Les Misrables and Searching for Sugar Man and other titles such as Pitch Perfect, Killing Them Softly And Frankenweenie.  

 Quickflix Chairman and CEO Stephen Langsford said "We are very excited about being the first Windows 8 app to put movie and TV streaming in the hands of Australian and New Zealand consumers. It's not only a wonderful way to navigate and select a great movie to watch but the potential uptake across Windows devices including tablets, laptops and desktops is significant.

"This is a big step forward in enabling everyone the opportunity to access Quickflix streaming."

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