I was recently invited to go along to Warner Bros Welcome Bloggers event in London where there would be a showing of the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PS Vita games and to be introduced to some new technologies; UltraViolet, Blinkbox, Rovi, Flixster, 3D Blu-point. There was also a showing of Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes on a huge cinema screen.
I don’t know about anyone else but i am so not a proficient person, i have a very low knowledge and skill of anything technical and don’t understand much about online libraries, streaming, clouds and programmes. It has only been this year, since January really that i have been spending more and more time on the computer because of the blog and I’m still learning all about how to do all this properly too. I had never heard of UltraViolet before so i was very intrigued to learn more about it.
UltraViolet or UVVU Is an all-new way to collect, access and enjoy your movies and TV shows in the cloud . The idea is that once you have bought a Warner Bros. DVD that is ultraviolet compatible you can use the UV code and add it to the digital library to store the movie in, once stored it can be accessed wherever you go, its safe and secure. You can watch whatever you have downloaded into your library through Flixster on your computer, iphone, ipad, laptops, tablets, android phones and google tv. It takes a couple of minutes to sign up and open up an account, once you activate your account via an email, you can add up to 5 more members to your account and you can start adding your media.
Flixster: You can sign up for a free subscription on the flixster website, once done you can stream and download movies from your ultraviolet collection by linking up your Ultraviolet account to flixster, this can be done in your flixter account summary page. This only took yet again a few minutes. Once activated and linked your ready to redeem you 12 digit code found inside specially marked Blu-ray and DVD packages.
Signing up to the two above accounts were not time-consuming nor were they complicated in any way, i followed the steps advised and found it easy.
Also on show on the day was blinkbox. Blinkbox is the UK’s leading digital movie service, offering thousands of titles to watch online instantly, it enables you to watch movies and TV shows online whenever and wherever you want, on your PC, games console, tablet and Smart TV. There is no subscription, no waiting, and no fuss. All of your movies are stored in your blinkbox video library ready to watch time and time again. What’s even better with blinkbox is that if you have a Tesco Club Card, you can add your card number to the blinkbox account and whenever you buy a selected movie the digital copy will appear instantly in your library. Great eh!
I was very impressed with what i learnt on the day, everyone was so helpful and explained the products in a way that even I could understand.
My boys enjoyed watching the demonstration on Batman Lego on the huge cinema screen and have begging me since to buy them a playstation, which I have been thinking about doing so as I do believe you can also use flixster and UV on the console too (correct me if I’m wrong anyone).
Thank you to Britmums working with brands, Daniel Seto from Premier PR Games and Warner Bros for Giving us the opportunity to attend the event, especially a huge thank you for the goodie bag, the boys were over the moon with the goodies they received.