PictureBox launches movies-on-demand player for Samsung Smart TVs

Initially PictureBox player is available on compatible Samsung sets in the UK and Ireland, and will be expanded globally in due course.

Subscribers to the new service will be able to access content on multiple connected devices through a single subscription.

At any given time 28 curent and library films from NBC Universal and other content providers are available for on-demand viewing, many of which have not yet been aired on free-to-air television. Films are refreshed on a weekly basis.

Current films available include Mamma Mia!, Charlie Wilson's War, Pride and Prejudice and The Tale of Despereaux. PictureBox player uses SyncTV cloud-based technology to stream over the internet.

Originally launched in 2006, the PictureBox service operates on multiple platforms in the UK, including BT Vision, Virgin Media, Top-up TV and Talk Talk.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.