Barnes and Noble announces Nook Video service

Barnes and Noble has announced a video service for its Nook line of tablets today. The service, Nook Video, will feature content from many leading television and movie distributors when it is released later this fall.

Content on the service – including both movies and television shows – will come in both standard and high-definition and will be available for streaming and download. The new service will feature content from such partners as HBO, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, STARZ, Viacom, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios. 

Some examples of titles coming to Nook Video include "Brave," "Toy Story 3," "The Avengers," "21 Jump Street," "The Artist," "Breaking Bad," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Walking Dead," "True Blood," "Game of Thrones," the Harry Potter movies, "The Dark Knight" and "The Hangover."

According to Barnes and Noble, the Nook Video service will store users' videos in the Nook Cloud, and Nook Video applications will be launched on additional platforms after release. Additionally, the service will also allow users to play their UltraViolet videos. Users will be able to link their Nook Video and UltraViolet accounts, which will then sync to the Nook Cloud.

UltraViolet videos that are purchased from other retail outlets, including physical Barnes and Noble Stores, will be compatible with the new service.

Source: Barnes and Noble | Image via Barnes and Noble

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Oh no, not another one. Have to compete in prices now. Nook has to make something like amazon prime otherwise it will be no different than vudu or zune

I assumed they would use Microsoft's video and music services for their content. Now this makes me wonder what the new partnership really is all about and what it will produce.

rojorojo said,
I assumed they would use Microsoft's video and music services for their content. Now this makes me wonder what the new partnership really is all about and what it will produce.

That could show up in a new device later down the road, we still don't know. It's not that they're actually updating the Nook, just adding some new services to keep it going for a bit longer it seems.

Well, this makes it more of a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire now, I bet these new video and cloud services are running on MS software on the backend. Hell, it wouldn't surprise me if it's all running off of Azure with the video service based on Mediaroom.